Security Advisory Critical: java-1.7.0-oracle security update

Advisory: RHSA-2013:0156-1
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Critical
Issued on: 2013-01-14
Last updated on: 2013-01-14
Affected Products: RHEL Desktop Supplementary (v. 5 client)
RHEL Supplementary (v. 5 server)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop Supplementary (v. 6)
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. 6.3.z)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation Supplementary (v. 6)
CVEs ( CVE-2012-3174


Updated java-1.7.0-oracle packages that fix two security issues are now
available for 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.

Oracle Java SE version 7 includes the Oracle Java Runtime Environment and
the Oracle Java Software Development Kit.

This update fixes two vulnerabilities in the Oracle Java Runtime
Environment and the Oracle Java Software Development Kit. Further
information about these flaws can be found on the Oracle Security Alert
page, listed in the References section. (CVE-2012-3174, CVE-2013-0422)

Red Hat is aware that a public exploit for CVE-2013-0422 is available that
executes code without user interaction when a user visits a malicious web
page using a browser with the Oracle Java 7 web browser plug-in enabled.

All users of java-1.7.0-oracle are advised to upgrade to these updated
packages, which provide Oracle Java 7 Update 11 and resolve these issues.
All running instances of Oracle Java must be restarted for the update to
take effect.


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)

894172 - CVE-2013-0422 OpenJDK: MethodHandles.Lookup incorrect permission checks, Java 7 0day (Libraries, 8006017)
894934 - CVE-2012-3174 OpenJDK: MethodHandles incorrect permission checks (Libraries, 8004933)


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