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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 one security issue are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 Extras and Red Hat Enterprise
Linux 5 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 1.4.2 SR13-FP8 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-1.4.2-ibm are advised to upgrade to these updated
packages, which contain the IBM 1.4.2 SR13-FP8 Java release. All
running instances of IBM Java must be restarted for this update to
See also :
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.9
Public Exploit Available : true
Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 52065 ()
Bugtraq ID: 46091
CVE ID: CVE-2010-4476
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