RHEL 4 / 5 / 6 : java-1.6.0-ibm (RHSA-2011:0290)

This script is Copyright (C) 2011-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Updated java-1.6.0-ibm packages that fix one security issue are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 Extras, and Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 5 and 6 Supplementary.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
moderate security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS)
base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from
the CVE link in the References section.

The IBM 1.6.0 Java release includes the IBM Java 2 Runtime Environment
and the IBM Java 2 Software Development Kit.

A denial of service flaw was found in the way certain strings were
converted to Double objects. A remote attacker could use this flaw to
cause Java based applications to hang, for example, if they parsed
Double values in a specially crafted HTTP request. (CVE-2010-4476)

All users of java-1.6.0-ibm are advised to upgrade to these updated
packages, containing the IBM 1.6.0 SR9 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-2010-4476.html
http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/java/jdk/alerts/
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2011-0290.html

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 52063 ()

Bugtraq ID: 46091

CVE ID: CVE-2010-4476