RHEL 3 / 4 / 5 : java-1.4.2-ibm (RHSA-2007:0817)

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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 set of security issues
are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4 Extras and Red
Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Supplementary.

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

IBM's 1.4.2 SR9 Java release includes the IBM Java 2 Runtime
Environment and the IBM Java 2 Software Development Kit.

A security vulnerability in the Java Web Start component was
discovered. An untrusted application could elevate it's privileges and
read and write local files that are accessible to the user running the
Java Web Start application. (CVE-2007-2435)

A buffer overflow in the image code JRE was found. An untrusted applet
or application could use this flaw to elevate its privileges and
potentially execute arbitrary code as the user running the java
virtual machine. (CVE-2007-3004)

An unspecified vulnerability was discovered in the Java Runtime
Environment. An untrusted applet or application could cause the java
virtual machine to become unresponsive. (CVE-2007-3005)

All users of java-1.4.2-ibm should upgrade to these updated packages,
which contain IBM's 1.4.2 SR9 Java release that resolves these issues.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2007-2435.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2007-2788.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2007-2789.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2007-0817.html

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

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Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-2435
CVE-2007-2788
CVE-2007-2789