RHEL 3 / 4 / 5 : java-1.4.2-ibm (RHSA-2007:0166)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

Updated java-1.4.2-ibm packages to correct a security issue are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4 Extras.

This update has been rated as having critical security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

IBM's 1.4.2 SR8 Java release includes the IBM Java 2 Runtime
Environment and the IBM Java 2 Software Development Kit.

A flaw in GIF image handling was found in the SUN Java Runtime
Environment that has now been reported as also affecting IBM Java 2.
An untrusted applet or application could use this flaw to elevate its
privileges and potentially execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2007-0243)

All users of java-1.4.2-ibm should upgrade to these updated packages,
which contain IBM's 1.4.2 SR8 Java release which resolves this issue.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2007-0243.html
http://www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/java/jdk/alerts/
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2007-0166.html

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 40702 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-0243