Security Advisory Critical: java-1.6.0-sun security update

Advisory: RHSA-2011:0860-1
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Critical
Issued on: 2011-06-08
Last updated on: 2011-06-08
Affected Products: RHEL Desktop Supplementary (v. 5 client)
RHEL Supplementary (v. 5 server)
RHEL Supplementary EUS (v. 5.6.z server)
RHEL Supplementary Long Life (v. 5.6 server)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop Supplementary (v. 6)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node Supplementary (v. 6)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Supplementary (v. 6)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Supplementary EUS (v. 6.1.z)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation Supplementary (v. 6)
CVEs ( CVE-2011-0802


Updated java-1.6.0-sun packages that fix several security issues are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 Extras, and Red Hat Enterprise
Linux 5 and 6 Supplementary.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having critical
security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores,
which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability
from the CVE links in the References section.

The Sun 1.6.0 Java release includes the Sun Java 6 Runtime Environment and
the Sun Java 6 Software Development Kit.

This update fixes several vulnerabilities in the Sun Java 6 Runtime
Environment and the Sun Java 6 Software Development Kit. Further
information about these flaws can be found on the "Oracle Java SE Critical
Patch Update Advisory" page, listed in the References section.
(CVE-2011-0802, CVE-2011-0814, CVE-2011-0862, CVE-2011-0863, CVE-2011-0864,
CVE-2011-0865, CVE-2011-0867, CVE-2011-0868, CVE-2011-0869, CVE-2011-0871,

All users of java-1.6.0-sun are advised to upgrade to these updated
packages, which provide JDK and JRE 6 Update 26 and resolve these issues.
All running instances of Sun Java must be restarted for the update to take


Before applying this update, make sure all previously-released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

This update is available via the Red Hat Network. Details on how to
use the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at

Updated packages

(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

706106 - CVE-2011-0865 OpenJDK: Deserialization allows creation of mutable SignedObject (Deserialization, 6618658)
706139 - CVE-2011-0862 OpenJDK: integer overflows in JPEGImageReader and font SunLayoutEngine (2D, 7013519)
706153 - CVE-2011-0867 OpenJDK: NetworkInterface information leak (Networking, 7013969)
706234 - CVE-2011-0869 OpenJDK: unprivileged proxy settings change via SOAPConnection (SAAJ, 7013971)
706241 - CVE-2011-0868 OpenJDK: incorrect numeric type conversion in TransformHelper (2D, 7016495)
706245 - CVE-2011-0864 OpenJDK: JVM memory corruption via certain bytecode (HotSpot, 7020373)
706248 - CVE-2011-0871 OpenJDK: MediaTracker created Component instances with unnecessary privileges (Swing, 7020198)
711675 - CVE-2011-0873 Oracle JDK: unspecified vulnerability fixed in 6u26 (2D)
711676 - CVE-2011-0863 Oracle JDK: unspecified vulnerability fixed in 6u26 (Deployment)
711677 - CVE-2011-0802 CVE-2011-0814 Oracle JDK: unspecified vulnerabilities fixed in 6u26 (Sound)


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