RHEL 4 / 5 : java-1.5.0-ibm (RHSA-2008:0891)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Updated java-1.5.0-ibm packages that fix a security issue 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 IBM 1.5.0 Java release includes the IBM Java 2 Runtime Environment
and the IBM Java 2 Software Development Kit.

A flaw was found in the Java Management Extensions (JMX) management
agent. When local monitoring is enabled, remote attackers could use
this flaw to perform illegal operations. (CVE-2008-3103)

All users of java-1.5.0-ibm are advised to upgrade to these updated
packages containing the IBM 1.5.0 SR8a Java release, which resolves
this issue.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2008-3103.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0891.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: 40727 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-3103