RHEL 5 : java-1.4.2-ibm (RHSA-2012:1485)

This script is Copyright (C) 2013-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


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. This is
the last update of these packages 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-2012-1531, CVE-2012-3216,
CVE-2012-4820, CVE-2012-4822, CVE-2012-5073, CVE-2012-5079,
CVE-2012-5081, CVE-2012-5083, CVE-2012-5084)

This is the last update of the java-1.4.2-ibm packages in Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 5 Supplementary. Customers are advised to migrate to
later versions of Java at this time. More current versions of IBM Java
SE continue to be available via the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Supplementary channel. Customers should also consider OpenJDK which is
the default Java development and runtime environment in Red Hat
Enterprise Linux. In cases where it is not feasible to move to a later
version of supported Java, customers are advised to contact IBM to
evaluate other options.

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-FP14 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-2012-1531.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-3216.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-4820.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-4822.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-5073.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-5079.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-5081.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-5083.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-5084.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2013-1475.html
http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/java/jdk/alerts/
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-1485.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