RHEL 5 : java-1.6.0-bea (RHSA-2008:0245)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Updated java-1.6.0-bea packages that correct several security issues
are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Supplementary.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

The BEA WebLogic JRockit 1.6.0_03 JRE and SDK contain BEA WebLogic
JRockit Virtual Machine 1.6.0_03, and are certified for the Java 6
Platform, Standard Edition, v1.6.0.

The Java XML parsing code processed external entity references even
when the 'external general entities' property was set to 'FALSE'. This
allowed remote attackers to conduct XML External Entity (XXE) attacks,
possibly causing a denial of service, or gaining access to restricted
resources. (CVE-2008-0628)

A flaw was found in the Java XSLT processing classes. An untrusted
application or applet could cause a denial of service, or execute
arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running the JRE.
(CVE-2008-1187)

A flaw was found in the JRE image parsing libraries. An untrusted
application or applet could cause a denial of service, or possible
execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running the
JRE. (CVE-2008-1193)

A flaw was found in the JRE color management library. An untrusted
application or applet could trigger a denial of service (JVM crash).
(CVE-2008-1194)

The vulnerabilities concerning applets listed above can only be
triggered in java-1.6.0-bea, by calling the 'appletviewer'
application.

Users of java-1.6.0-bea are advised to upgrade to these updated
packages, which resolve these issues.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2008-0628.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2008-1187.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2008-1193.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2008-1194.html
http://www.nessus.org/u?7cd88e8d
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0245.html

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

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

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 63852 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-0628
CVE-2008-1187
CVE-2008-1193
CVE-2008-1194