Security Advisory Critical: java-1.6.0-sun security update

Advisory: RHSA-2013:0531-1
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Critical
Issued on: 2013-02-20
Last updated on: 2013-02-20
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-2013-0169


Updated java-1.6.0-sun packages that fix three 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 6 includes the Oracle Java Runtime Environment and
the Oracle Java Software Development Kit.

This update fixes three 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 Java SE Critical
Patch Update Advisory page, listed in the References section.
(CVE-2013-0169, CVE-2013-1486, CVE-2013-1487)

All users of java-1.6.0-sun are advised to upgrade to these updated
packages, which provide Oracle Java 6 Update 41. 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)

907589 - CVE-2013-0169 SSL/TLS: CBC padding timing attack (lucky-13)
913014 - CVE-2013-1486 OpenJDK: MBeanServer insufficient privilege restrictions (JMX, 8006446)
913030 - CVE-2013-1487 Oracle JDK: unspecified vulnerability fixed in 6u41 and 7u15 (Deployment)


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