Scientific Linux Security Update : java (jdk 1.6.0) on SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

A vulnerability was found in in Java Web Start. If a user visits a
malicious website, an attacker could misuse this flaw to execute
arbitrary code. (CVE-2008-2086)

Additionally, these packages fix several other critical
vulnerabilities. These are summarized in the 'Advance notification of
Security Updates for Java SE' from Sun Microsystems.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?46b7da3c

Solution :

Update the affected java-1.6.0-sun-compat and / or jdk packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60521 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-2086