RHEL 3 / 4 / 5 : java-1.4.2-ibm (RHSA-2008:0555)

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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 that fix several security issues are
now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4 Extras, and 5

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

IBM's 1.4.2 SR11 Java release includes the IBM Java 2 Runtime
Environment and the IBM Java 2 Software Development Kit.

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.

A buffer overflow flaw was found in Java Web Start (JWS). An untrusted
application using the Java Network Launch Protocol (JNLP) could access
local files or execute local applications accessible to the user
running the JRE. (CVE-2008-1196)

All users of java-1.4.2-ibm are advised to upgrade to these updated
packages, which contain IBM's 1.4.2 SR11 Java release which resolves
these issues.

See also :


Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 40722 ()

Bugtraq ID: 28083

CVE ID: CVE-2008-1187