RHEL 5 : java-1.6.0-sun (RHSA-2008:0594)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Updated java-1.6.0-sun packages that correct several security issues
are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 Extras and 5

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

The Java Runtime Environment (JRE) contains the software and tools
that users need to run applets and applications written using the Java
programming language.

A vulnerability was found in the Java Management Extensions (JMX)
management agent, when local monitoring is enabled. This allowed
remote attackers to perform illegal operations. (CVE-2008-3103)

Multiple vulnerabilities with unsigned applets were reported. A remote
attacker could misuse an unsigned applet to connect to localhost
services running on the host running the applet. (CVE-2008-3104)

Several vulnerabilities in the Java API for XML Web Services (JAX-WS)
client and service implementation were found. A remote attacker who
caused malicious XML to be processed by a trusted or untrusted
application was able access URLs or cause a denial of service.
(CVE-2008-3105, CVE-2008-3106)

A JRE vulnerability could be triggered by an untrusted application or
applet. A remote attacker could grant an untrusted applet or
application extended privileges such as being able to read and write
local files, or execute local programs. (CVE-2008-3107)

Several vulnerabilities within the JRE scripting support were
reported. A remote attacker could grant an untrusted applet extended
privileges such as reading and writing local files, executing local
programs, or querying the sensitive data of other applets.
(CVE-2008-3109, CVE-2008-3110)

A vulnerability in Java Web Start was found. A remote attacker was
able to create arbitrary files with the permissions of the user
running the untrusted Java Web Start application. (CVE-2008-3112)

Another vulnerability in Java Web Start when processing untrusted
applications was reported. An attacker was able to acquire sensitive
information, such as the cache location. (CVE-2008-3114)

Users of java-1.6.0-sun should upgrade to these updated packages,
which correct these issues.

See also :


Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.8
Public Exploit Available : true

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