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CentOS Update for java CESA-2011:0214 centos5 i386

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

CentOS Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

5.0

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

11 years ago

Modified

Modified

3 years ago

Summary

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

Insight

Insight

These packages provide the OpenJDK 6 Java Runtime Environment and the OpenJDK 6 Software Development Kit. A denial of service flaw was found in the way certain strings were converted to Double objects. A remote attacker could use this flaw to cause Java-based applications to hang, for instance if they parse Double values in a specially-crafted HTTP request. (CVE-2010-4476) All users of java-1.6.0-openjdk are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which resolve this issue. All running instances of OpenJDK Java must be restarted for the update to take effect.

Affected Software

Affected Software

java on CentOS 5

Solution

Solution

Please install the updated packages.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)