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The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
Updated java-1.4.2-ibm packages that fix several security issues are
now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 Extras, Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 4 Extras, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
This update has been rated as having critical security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.
IBM's 1.4.2 SR12 Java release includes the IBM Java 2 Runtime
Environment and the IBM Java 2 Software Development Kit.
Multiple vulnerabilities with unsigned applets were reported. A remote
attacker could misuse an unsigned applet to connect to localhost
services running on the host running the applet. (CVE-2008-3104)
Two file processing vulnerabilities in Java Web Start were found.
Using an untrusted Java Web Start application, a remote attacker was
able to create or delete arbitrary files with the permissions of the
user running the untrusted application. (CVE-2008-3112, CVE-2008-3113)
A vulnerability in Java Web Start when processing untrusted
applications was reported. An attacker was able to acquire sensitive
information, such as the cache location. (CVE-2008-3114)
All users of java-1.4.2-ibm are advised to upgrade to these updated
packages, which contain IBM's 1.4.2 SR12 Java release which resolves
See also :
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.8
Public Exploit Available : true
Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 40729 ()
Bugtraq ID: 3014030148
CVE ID: CVE-2008-3104CVE-2008-3112CVE-2008-3113CVE-2008-3114
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