CentOS Update for java CESA-2012:1009 centos6

Published: 2012-07-30 10:47:26
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 6

Please install the updated Linux Distribution Packages.

Technical Details:
These Linux Distribution Packages provide the OpenJDK 7 Java Runtime Environment and the OpenJDK 7 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 java.lang.invoke.MethodHandles.Lookup did not properly honor access modes. An untrusted Java application or applet could use this flaw to bypass Java sandbox restrictions. (CVE-2012-1726) 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) This update also fixes the following bug: * Attempting to compile a SystemTap script using the jstack tapset could have failed with an error similar to the following: error: the frame size of 272 bytes is larger than 256 bytes This update corrects the jstack tapset and resolves this issue. (BZ#833035) This erratum also upgrades the OpenJDK Linux Distribution Package to IcedTe ... Description truncated, please see the referenced URL(s) for more information.

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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