Updated java-1.6.0-sun 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 Important 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 6 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-2015-2590, CVE-2015-2601, CVE-2015-2621, CVE-2015-2625, CVE-2015-2627, CVE-2015-2628, CVE-2015-2632, CVE-2015-2637, CVE-2015-2638, CVE-2015-2664, CVE-2015-2808, CVE-2015-4000, CVE-2015-4731, CVE-2015-4732, CVE-2015-4733, CVE-2015-4748, CVE-2015-4749, CVE-2015-4760) Note: With this update, Oracle JDK now disables RC4 TLS/SSL cipher suites by default to address the CVE-2015-2808 issue. Refer to Red Hat Bugzilla bug 1207101, linked to in the References section, for additional details about this change. Note: This update forces the TLS/SSL client implementation in Oracle JDK to reject DH key sizes below 768 bits to address the CVE-2015-4000 issue. Refer to Red Hat Bugzilla bug 1223211, linked to in the References section, for additional details about this change. All users of java-1.6.0-sun are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which provide Oracle Java 6 Update 101 and resolve these issues. All running instances of Oracle Java must be restarted for the update to take effect.