Amazon Linux AMI Security Advisory: ALAS-2016-700
Advisory Release Date: 2016-05-11 11:00 Pacific
Multiple flaws were discovered in the Serialization and Hotspot components in OpenJDK. An untrusted Java application or applet could use these flaws to completely bypass Java sandbox restrictions. (CVE-2016-0686 , CVE-2016-0687 )
It was discovered that the RMI server implementation in the JMX component in OpenJDK did not restrict which classes can be deserialized when deserializing authentication credentials. A remote, unauthenticated attacker able to connect to a JMX port could possibly use this flaw to trigger deserialization flaws. (CVE-2016-3427 )
It was discovered that the JAXP component in OpenJDK failed to properly handle Unicode surrogate pairs used as part of the XML attribute values. Specially crafted XML input could cause a Java application to use an excessive amount of memory when parsed. (CVE-2016-3425 )
It was discovered that the Security component in OpenJDK failed to check the digest algorithm strength when generating DSA signatures. The use of a digest weaker than the key strength could lead to the generation of signatures that were weaker than expected. (CVE-2016-0695 )
Run yum update java-1.6.0-openjdk to update your system.