Updated java-1.7.0-oracle packages that fix several security issues are now available for Oracle Java for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6, and 7. Red Hat Product Security 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.
Oracle Java SE version 7 includes the Oracle Java Runtime Environment and the Oracle Java Software Development Kit. This update fixes several vulnerabilities in the Oracle Java Runtime Environment and the Oracle Java Software Development Kit. Further information about these flaws can be found on the Oracle Java SE Critical Patch Update Advisory page, listed in the References section. (CVE-2014-4288, CVE-2014-6456, CVE-2014-6457, CVE-2014-6458, CVE-2014-6476, CVE-2014-6492, CVE-2014-6493, CVE-2014-6502, CVE-2014-6503, CVE-2014-6504, CVE-2014-6506, CVE-2014-6511, CVE-2014-6512, CVE-2014-6515, CVE-2014-6517, CVE-2014-6519, CVE-2014-6527, CVE-2014-6531, CVE-2014-6532, CVE-2014-6558) The CVE-2014-6512 issue was discovered by Florian Weimer of Red Hat Product Security. All users of java-1.7.0-oracle are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which provide Oracle Java 7 Update 72 and resolve these issues. All running instances of Oracle Java must be restarted for the update to take effect.