CentOS Update for java CESA-2009:1201 centos5 i386

Published: 2011-08-09 06:20:34
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

CVSS Base Vector:

The remote host is missing an update for the 'java' Linux Distribution Package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.

Affected Versions:
java on CentOS 5

Technical Details:
These Linux Distribution Packages provide the OpenJDK 6 Java Runtime Environment and the OpenJDK 6 Software Development Kit. The Java Runtime Environment (JRE) contains the software and tools that users need to run applications written using the Java programming language. A flaw was found in the way the XML Digital Signature implementation in the JRE handled HMAC-based XML signatures. An attacker could use this flaw to create a crafted signature that could allow them to bypass authentication, or trick a user, applet, or application into accepting untrusted content. (CVE-2009-0217) Several potential information leaks were found in various mutable static variables. These could be exploited in application scenarios that execute untrusted scripting code. (CVE-2009-2475) It was discovered that OpenType checks can be bypassed. This could allow a rogue application to bypass access restrictions by acquiring references to privileged objects through finalizer resurrection. (CVE-2009-2476) A denial of service flaw was found in the way the JRE processes XML. A remote attacker could use this flaw to supply crafted XML that would lead to a denial of service. (CVE-2009-2625) A flaw was found in the JRE audio system. An untrusted applet or application could use this flaw to gain read access to restricted System properties. (CVE-2009-2670) Two flaws were found in the JRE proxy implementation. An untrusted applet or application could use these flaws to discover the usernames of users running applets and applications, or obtain web browser cookies and use them for session hijacking attacks. (CVE-2009-2671, CVE-2009-2672) An additional flaw was found in the proxy mechanism implementation. This flaw allowed an untrusted applet or application to bypass access restrictions and communicate using non-authorized socket or URL connections to hosts other than the origin host. (CVE-2009-2673) An integer overflow flaw was found in the way the JRE processes JPEG images. An untrusted application could use this flaw to extend its privileges, allowing it to read and write local files, as well as to execute local applications with the privileges of the user running the application. (CVE-2009-2674) An integer overflow flaw was found in the JRE unpack200 functionality. An untrusted applet or application could extend its privileges, allowing it to read and write local files, as well as to execute local applications with the privileges of the user running the applet or application. (CVE-2009-2675) It was discovered that JDK13Services grants unnecess ... Description truncated, please see the referenced URL(s) for more information.

Please install the updated Linux Distribution Packages.

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)




CVSS Score
CentOS Local Security Checks

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