(RHSA-2016:1776) Important: java-1.6.0-openjdk security update

2016-08-26T04:00:00
ID RHSA-2016:1776
Type redhat
Reporter RedHat
Modified 2018-06-06T20:24:16

Description

The java-1.6.0-openjdk packages provide the OpenJDK 6 Java Runtime Environment and the OpenJDK 6 Java Software Development Kit.

Security Fix(es):

  • An insufficient bytecode verification flaw was discovered in the Hotspot component in OpenJDK. An untrusted Java application or applet could use this flaw to completely bypass Java sandbox restrictions. (CVE-2016-3606)

  • Multiple denial of service flaws were found in the JAXP component in OpenJDK. A specially crafted XML file could cause a Java application using JAXP to consume an excessive amount of CPU and memory when parsed. (CVE-2016-3500, CVE-2016-3508)

  • Multiple flaws were found in the CORBA and Hotsport components in OpenJDK. An untrusted Java application or applet could use these flaws to bypass certain Java sandbox restrictions. (CVE-2016-3458, CVE-2016-3550)