CentOS Update for java CESA-2018:2242 centos7

Published: 2018-07-26 04:00:41
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Summary:
Check the version of java

Detection Method:
Checks if a vulnerable version is present on the target host.

Technical Details:
The java-1.8.0-openjdk Linux Distribution Packages provide the OpenJDK 8 Java Runtime Environment and the OpenJDK 8 Java Software Development Kit. Security Fix(es): * OpenJDK: insufficient index validation in PatternSyntaxException getMessage() (Concurrency, 8199547) (CVE-2018-2952) For more details about the security issue(s), including the impact, a CVSS score, and other related information, refer to the CVE page(s) listed in the References section. Note: If the web browser plug-in provided by the icedtea-web Linux Distribution Package was installed, the issues exposed via Java applets could have been exploited without user interaction if a user visited a malicious website. Bug Fix(es): * This update applies changes from OpenJDK upstream version 8u172, which provides a number of bug fixes over the previous version, 8u171. (BZ#1588364) * OpenJDK was recently updated to support reading the system certificate authority database (cacerts) directly. As an unintended consequence, this removed the ability to read certificates from the user-provided jssecacerts file. With this update, that ability is restored by reading from that file first, if available. (BZ#1593737)

Affected Versions:
java on CentOS 7

Recommendations:
Please install the updated Linux Distribution Packages.

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

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

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2018-2952

References:

http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2018-July/022972.html

Severity
Medium
CVSS Score
4.3
Published
2018-07-26
Modified
2019-03-08
Category
CentOS Local Security Checks

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