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CESA-2012:0729: java-1.6.0-openjdk security update

Severity CVSS Published Added Modified
10 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) June 16, 2012 June 19, 2012 December 05, 2013

Available Exploits 

Description

Updated java-1.6.0-openjdk packages that fix several security issues are now available for CentOS Linux 6. The CentOS Security Response Team has rated this update as having critical security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section.

These packages provide the OpenJDK 6 Java Runtime Environment and the OpenJDK 6 Software Development Kit. Multiple flaws were discovered in the CORBA (Common Object Request Broker Architecture) implementation in Java. A malicious Java application or applet could use these flaws to bypass Java sandbox restrictions or modify immutable object data. (CVE-2012-1711, CVE-2012-1719) It was discovered that the SynthLookAndFeel class from Swing did not properly prevent access to certain UI elements from outside the current application context. A malicious Java application or applet could use this flaw to crash the Java Virtual Machine, or bypass Java sandbox restrictions. (CVE-2012-1716) Multiple flaws were discovered in the font manager's layout lookup implementation. A specially-crafted font file could cause the Java Virtual Machine to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the virtual machine. (CVE-2012-1713) Multiple flaws were found in the way the Java HotSpot Virtual Machine verified the bytecode of the class file to be executed. A specially-crafted Java application or applet could use these flaws to crash the Java Virtual Machine, or bypass Java sandbox restrictions. (CVE-2012-1723, CVE-2012-1725) It was discovered that the Java XML parser did not properly handle certain XML documents. An attacker able to make a Java application parse a specially-crafted XML file could use this flaw to make the XML parser enter an infinite loop. (CVE-2012-1724) It was discovered that the Java security classes did not properly handle Certificate Revocation Lists (CRL). CRL containing entries with duplicate certificate serial numbers could have been ignored. (CVE-2012-1718) It was discovered that various classes of the Java Runtime library could create temporary files with insecure permissions. A local attacker could use this flaw to gain access to the content of such temporary files. (CVE-2012-1717) Note: If the web browser plug-in provided by the icedtea-web package was installed, the issues exposed via Java applets could have been exploited without user interaction if a user visited a malicious website. This erratum also upgrades the OpenJDK package to IcedTea6 1.11.3. Refer to the NEWS file, linked to in the References, for further information. All users of java-1.6.0-openjdk are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which resolve these issues. All running instances of OpenJDK Java must be restarted for the update to take effect.

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References

Solution

  • CentOS Linux >= 6 and < 7 (x86)

    Upgrade java-1.6.0-openjdk

    Update java-1.6.0-openjdk to the latest version available from CentOS, using tools like yum or up2date.

    Because CentOS RPMs are built off of RedHat SRPMs, there is a delay between when a vulnerability is published and fixed in the RedHat SRPMs and the time that CentOS in turn rebuilds and redistributes the updated RPMs. As such, there may be cases where the updated RPM(s) listed here might not exist in the CentOS RPM repositories yet.

  • CentOS Linux >= 6 and < 7 (x86)

    Upgrade java-1.6.0-openjdk-debuginfo

    Update java-1.6.0-openjdk-debuginfo to the latest version available from CentOS, using tools like yum or up2date.

    Because CentOS RPMs are built off of RedHat SRPMs, there is a delay between when a vulnerability is published and fixed in the RedHat SRPMs and the time that CentOS in turn rebuilds and redistributes the updated RPMs. As such, there may be cases where the updated RPM(s) listed here might not exist in the CentOS RPM repositories yet.

  • CentOS Linux >= 6 and < 7 (x86)

    Upgrade java-1.6.0-openjdk-demo

    Update java-1.6.0-openjdk-demo to the latest version available from CentOS, using tools like yum or up2date.

    Because CentOS RPMs are built off of RedHat SRPMs, there is a delay between when a vulnerability is published and fixed in the RedHat SRPMs and the time that CentOS in turn rebuilds and redistributes the updated RPMs. As such, there may be cases where the updated RPM(s) listed here might not exist in the CentOS RPM repositories yet.

  • CentOS Linux >= 6 and < 7 (x86)

    Upgrade java-1.6.0-openjdk-devel

    Update java-1.6.0-openjdk-devel to the latest version available from CentOS, using tools like yum or up2date.

    Because CentOS RPMs are built off of RedHat SRPMs, there is a delay between when a vulnerability is published and fixed in the RedHat SRPMs and the time that CentOS in turn rebuilds and redistributes the updated RPMs. As such, there may be cases where the updated RPM(s) listed here might not exist in the CentOS RPM repositories yet.

  • CentOS Linux >= 6 and < 7 (x86)

    Upgrade java-1.6.0-openjdk-javadoc

    Update java-1.6.0-openjdk-javadoc to the latest version available from CentOS, using tools like yum or up2date.

    Because CentOS RPMs are built off of RedHat SRPMs, there is a delay between when a vulnerability is published and fixed in the RedHat SRPMs and the time that CentOS in turn rebuilds and redistributes the updated RPMs. As such, there may be cases where the updated RPM(s) listed here might not exist in the CentOS RPM repositories yet.

  • CentOS Linux >= 6 and < 7 (x86)

    Upgrade java-1.6.0-openjdk-src

    Update java-1.6.0-openjdk-src to the latest version available from CentOS, using tools like yum or up2date.

    Because CentOS RPMs are built off of RedHat SRPMs, there is a delay between when a vulnerability is published and fixed in the RedHat SRPMs and the time that CentOS in turn rebuilds and redistributes the updated RPMs. As such, there may be cases where the updated RPM(s) listed here might not exist in the CentOS RPM repositories yet.

  • CentOS Linux >= 6 and < 7 (x86_64)

    Upgrade java-1.6.0-openjdk

    Update java-1.6.0-openjdk to the latest version available from CentOS, using tools like yum or up2date.

    Because CentOS RPMs are built off of RedHat SRPMs, there is a delay between when a vulnerability is published and fixed in the RedHat SRPMs and the time that CentOS in turn rebuilds and redistributes the updated RPMs. As such, there may be cases where the updated RPM(s) listed here might not exist in the CentOS RPM repositories yet.

  • CentOS Linux >= 6 and < 7 (x86_64)

    Upgrade java-1.6.0-openjdk-debuginfo

    Update java-1.6.0-openjdk-debuginfo to the latest version available from CentOS, using tools like yum or up2date.

    Because CentOS RPMs are built off of RedHat SRPMs, there is a delay between when a vulnerability is published and fixed in the RedHat SRPMs and the time that CentOS in turn rebuilds and redistributes the updated RPMs. As such, there may be cases where the updated RPM(s) listed here might not exist in the CentOS RPM repositories yet.

  • CentOS Linux >= 6 and < 7 (x86_64)

    Upgrade java-1.6.0-openjdk-demo

    Update java-1.6.0-openjdk-demo to the latest version available from CentOS, using tools like yum or up2date.

    Because CentOS RPMs are built off of RedHat SRPMs, there is a delay between when a vulnerability is published and fixed in the RedHat SRPMs and the time that CentOS in turn rebuilds and redistributes the updated RPMs. As such, there may be cases where the updated RPM(s) listed here might not exist in the CentOS RPM repositories yet.

  • CentOS Linux >= 6 and < 7 (x86_64)

    Upgrade java-1.6.0-openjdk-devel

    Update java-1.6.0-openjdk-devel to the latest version available from CentOS, using tools like yum or up2date.

    Because CentOS RPMs are built off of RedHat SRPMs, there is a delay between when a vulnerability is published and fixed in the RedHat SRPMs and the time that CentOS in turn rebuilds and redistributes the updated RPMs. As such, there may be cases where the updated RPM(s) listed here might not exist in the CentOS RPM repositories yet.

  • CentOS Linux >= 6 and < 7 (x86_64)

    Upgrade java-1.6.0-openjdk-javadoc

    Update java-1.6.0-openjdk-javadoc to the latest version available from CentOS, using tools like yum or up2date.

    Because CentOS RPMs are built off of RedHat SRPMs, there is a delay between when a vulnerability is published and fixed in the RedHat SRPMs and the time that CentOS in turn rebuilds and redistributes the updated RPMs. As such, there may be cases where the updated RPM(s) listed here might not exist in the CentOS RPM repositories yet.

  • CentOS Linux >= 6 and < 7 (x86_64)

    Upgrade java-1.6.0-openjdk-src

    Update java-1.6.0-openjdk-src to the latest version available from CentOS, using tools like yum or up2date.

    Because CentOS RPMs are built off of RedHat SRPMs, there is a delay between when a vulnerability is published and fixed in the RedHat SRPMs and the time that CentOS in turn rebuilds and redistributes the updated RPMs. As such, there may be cases where the updated RPM(s) listed here might not exist in the CentOS RPM repositories yet.

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