RHEL 3 / 4 / 5 : java-1.4.2-ibm (RHSA-2009:0445)

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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 Extras, Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 4 Extras, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Supplementary.

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

The IBM® 1.4.2 SR13 Java⢠release includes the IBM Java 2 Runtime
Environment and the IBM Java 2 Software Development Kit.

This update fixes several vulnerabilities in the IBM Java 2 Runtime
Environment and the IBM Java 2 Software Development Kit. These
vulnerabilities are summarized on the IBM 'Security alerts' page
listed in the References section. (CVE-2008-2086, CVE-2008-5339,
CVE-2008-5340, CVE-2008-5342, CVE-2008-5343, CVE-2008-5344,
CVE-2008-5345, CVE-2008-5346, CVE-2008-5348, CVE-2008-5350,
CVE-2008-5351, CVE-2008-5353, CVE-2008-5354, CVE-2008-5359,
CVE-2008-5360)

All users of java-1.4.2-ibm are advised to upgrade to these updated
packages, which contain the IBM 1.4.2 SR13 Java release. All running
instances of IBM Java must be restarted for the update to take effect.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2008-2086.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2008-5339.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2008-5340.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2008-5342.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2008-5343.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2008-5344.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2008-5345.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2008-5346.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2008-5348.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2008-5350.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2008-5351.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2008-5353.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2008-5354.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2008-5359.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2008-5360.html
http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/java/jdk/alerts/
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-0445.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)
Public Exploit Available : true