RHEL 4 / 5 : java-1.5.0-bea (RHSA-2008:0244)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Updated java-1.5.0-bea 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 moderate security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

The BEA WebLogic JRockit 1.5.0_14 JRE and SDK contain BEA WebLogic
JRockit Virtual Machine 1.5.0_14, and are certified for the Java 5
Platform, Standard Edition, v1.5.0.

A flaw was found in the Java XSLT processing classes. An untrusted
application or applet could cause a denial of service, or execute
arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running the JRE.
(CVE-2008-1187)

A flaw was found in the JRE image parsing libraries. An untrusted
application or applet could cause a denial of service, or possibly
execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running the
JRE. (CVE-2008-1193)

A flaw was found in the JRE color management library. An untrusted
application or applet could trigger a denial of service (JVM crash).
(CVE-2008-1194)

The vulnerabilities concerning applets listed above can only be
triggered in java-1.5.0-bea, by calling the 'appletviewer'
application.

Users of java-1.5.0-bea are advised to upgrade to these updated
packages, which resolve these issues.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2008-1187.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2008-1193.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2008-1194.html
http://www.nessus.org/u?7cd88e8d
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0244.html

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 40721 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-1187
CVE-2008-1193
CVE-2008-1194