RHEL 4 / 5 : java-1.5.0-ibm (RHSA-2007:0167)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

java-1.5.0-ibm packages that correct a security issue are available
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Supplementary and Enterprise Linux 4
Extras.

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

IBM's 1.5.0 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)

This update also resolves the following issues :

* The java-1.5.0-ibm-plugin sub-package conflicted with the new
java-1.5.0-sun-plugin sub-package.

* The java-1.5.0-ibm-plugin package had incorrect dependencies. The
java-1.5.0-ibm-alsa package has been merged into the java-1.5.0-ibm
package to resolve this issue.

All users of java-ibm-1.5.0 should upgrade to these packages, which
contain IBM's 1.5.0 SR4 Java release which resolves these issues.

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-2007-0167.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: 40703 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-0243