RHEL 3 / 4 / 5 : java-1.4.2-ibm (RHSA-2009:1643)

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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-FP3 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-2009-3867, CVE-2009-3868,
CVE-2009-3869, CVE-2009-3871, CVE-2009-3872, CVE-2009-3873,
CVE-2009-3874, CVE-2009-3875, CVE-2009-3876, CVE-2009-3877)

All users of java-1.4.2-ibm are advised to upgrade to these updated
packages, which contain the IBM 1.4.2 SR13-FP3 Java release. All
running instances of IBM Java must be restarted for this update to
take effect.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2009-3867.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2009-3868.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2009-3869.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2009-3871.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2009-3872.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2009-3873.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2009-3874.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2009-3875.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2009-3876.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2009-3877.html
http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/java/jdk/alerts/
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-1643.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)
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.3
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true