Advisories ยป MGASA-2014-0422

Updated java-1.7.0-openjdk packages fix security vulnerabilities

Publication date: 25 Oct 2014
Type: security
Affected Mageia releases : 3 , 4
CVE: CVE-2014-6457 , CVE-2014-6502 , CVE-2014-6504 , CVE-2014-6506 , CVE-2014-6511 , CVE-2014-6512 , CVE-2014-6517 , CVE-2014-6519 , CVE-2014-6531 , CVE-2014-6558


Multiple flaws were discovered in the Libraries, 2D, and Hotspot components
in OpenJDK. An untrusted Java application or applet could use these flaws
to bypass certain Java sandbox restrictions (CVE-2014-6506, CVE-2014-6531,
CVE-2014-6502, CVE-2014-6511, CVE-2014-6504, CVE-2014-6519).

It was discovered that the StAX XML parser in the JAXP component in OpenJDK
performed expansion of external parameter entities even when external
entity substitution was disabled. A remote attacker could use this flaw to
perform XML eXternal Entity (XXE) attack against applications using the
StAX parser to parse untrusted XML documents (CVE-2014-6517).

It was discovered that the DatagramSocket implementation in OpenJDK failed
to perform source address checks for packets received on a connected
socket. A remote attacker could use this flaw to have their packets
processed as if they were received from the expected source

It was discovered that the TLS/SSL implementation in the JSSE component in
OpenJDK failed to properly verify the server identity during the
renegotiation following session resumption, making it possible for
malicious TLS/SSL servers to perform a Triple Handshake attack against
clients using JSSE and client certificate authentication (CVE-2014-6457).

It was discovered that the CipherInputStream class implementation in
OpenJDK did not properly handle certain exceptions. This could possibly
allow an attacker to affect the integrity of an encrypted stream handled by
this class (CVE-2014-6558).

This update is based on IcedTea version 2.5.3, which fixes these issues, as
well as several others.