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The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
Updated java-1.5.0-ibm packages that fix a security issue are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 Extras and 5 Supplementary.
This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.
The IBM 1.5.0 Java release includes the IBM Java 2 Runtime Environment
and the IBM Java 2 Software Development Kit.
A flaw was found in the way the TLS/SSL (Transport Layer
Security/Secure Sockets Layer) protocols handle session renegotiation.
A man-in-the-middle attacker could use this flaw to prefix arbitrary
plain text to a client's session (for example, an HTTPS connection to
a website). This could force the server to process an attacker's
request as if authenticated using the victim's credentials.
This update disables renegotiation in the Java Secure Socket Extension
(JSSE) component. Unsafe renegotiation can be re-enabled using the
com.ibm.jsse2.renegotiate property. Refer to the following
Knowledgebase article for details:
All users of java-1.5.0-ibm are advised to upgrade to these updated
packages, containing the IBM 1.5.0 SR11-FP1 Java release. All running
instances of IBM Java must be restarted for this update to take
See also :
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
Public Exploit Available : true
Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 44974 ()
Bugtraq ID: 36935
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