RHEL 4 / 5 : java-1.5.0-sun (RHSA-2008:0123)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Updated java-1.5.0-sun packages that correct several security issues
are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 Extras and 5
Supplementary.

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

The Java Runtime Environment (JRE) contains the software and tools
that users need to run applets and applications written using the Java
programming language.

These updated java-1.5.0-sun packages resolve the following security
issues :

Two vulnerabilities in the Java Runtime Environment allowed an
untrusted application or applet to elevate the assigned privileges.
This could be misused by a malicious website to read and write local
files or execute local applications in the context of the user running
the Java process. (CVE-2008-0657)

Users of java-1.5.0-sun should upgrade to these updated packages,
which contain backported patches to correct these issues.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2008-0657.html
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-231261-1
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0123.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

Nessus Plugin ID: 40713 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-0657