RHEL 4 / 5 / 6 : java-1.5.0-ibm (RHSA-2011:0291)

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-1.5.0-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 1.5.0 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-1.5.0-ibm are advised to upgrade to these updated
packages, containing the IBM 1.5.0 SR12-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-2010-4476.html
http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/java/jdk/alerts/
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2011-0291.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: 52064 ()

Bugtraq ID: 46091

CVE ID: CVE-2010-4476