RHEL 5 / 6 : Oracle Java SE (RHSA-2013:0666)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Updates to the java-1.6.0-sun packages that disable the Java Web
Browser Plug-in and Web Start included in these packages. As a result,
customers who rely on Java-based browser applets may need to
re-configure their browser to use one of the Java implementations
listed in the Solution section below.

Oracle Java SE version 6 includes the Oracle Java Runtime Environment
and the Oracle Java Software Development Kit.

Oracle Java SE 6 will not receive updates after February 28, 2013. The
Oracle Java SE 6 packages on the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6
Supplementary media and in Red Hat Network (RHN) channels will
continue to be available.

Red Hat will continue to provide these packages only as a courtesy to
customers. Red Hat will not provide updates to these packages after
this date.

Once customers update their system by installing the packages
associated with this advisory, the Oracle Java Web Plug-in will be
disabled. As a result, customers who rely on Java-based browser
applets may need to re-configure their browser to use one of the Java
implementations listed in the Solution section below.

All users of java-1.6.0-sun are advised to upgrade to these updated
packages.

See also :

http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/java/jdk/lifecycle/index.html
https://access.redhat.com/knowledge/solutions/314713
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-0666.html

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 65697 ()

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