RHEL 5 : java-1.4.2-ibm (RHSA-2012:1243)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Updated java-1.4.2-ibm packages that fix several security issues are
now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Supplementary.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
critical security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS)
base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for
each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section.

IBM J2SE version 1.4.2 includes the IBM Java Runtime Environment and
the IBM Java Software Development Kit.

This update fixes several vulnerabilities in the IBM Java Runtime
Environment and the IBM Java Software Development Kit. Detailed
vulnerability descriptions are linked from the IBM Security alerts
page, listed in the References section. (CVE-2012-1713, CVE-2012-1717,
CVE-2012-1718, CVE-2012-1719)

All users of java-1.4.2-ibm are advised to upgrade to these updated
packages, which contain the IBM J2SE 1.4.2 SR13-FP13 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-2012-1713.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-1717.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-1718.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-1719.html
https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/java/jdk/alerts/
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-1243.html

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.7
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 64056 ()

Bugtraq ID: 53946
53950
53951
53952

CVE ID: CVE-2012-1713
CVE-2012-1717
CVE-2012-1718
CVE-2012-1719