RHEL 5 / 6 : java-1.5.0-ibm (RHSA-2015:1021) (Bar Mitzvah)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Updated java-1.5.0-ibm packages that fix several security issues are
now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6 Supplementary.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Important
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 5.0 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. Further
information about these flaws can be found on the IBM Java Security
alerts page, listed in the References section. (CVE-2005-1080,
CVE-2015-0138, CVE-2015-0192, CVE-2015-0459, CVE-2015-0469,
CVE-2015-0477, CVE-2015-0478, CVE-2015-0480, CVE-2015-0488,
CVE-2015-0491, CVE-2015-1914, CVE-2015-2808)

The CVE-2015-0478 issue was discovered by Florian Weimer of Red Hat
Product Security.

Note: With this update, the IBM JDK now disables RC4 SSL/TLS cipher
suites by default to address the CVE-2015-2808 issue. Refer to Red Hat
Bugzilla bug 1207101, linked to in the References section, for
additional details about this change.

IBM Java SDK and JRE 5.0 will not receive software updates after
September 2015. This date is referred to as the End of Service (EOS)
date. Customers are advised to migrate to current versions of IBM Java
at this time. IBM Java SDK and JRE versions 6 and 7 are available via
the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6 Supplementary content sets and
will continue to receive updates based on IBM's lifecycle policy,
linked to in the References section.

Customers can also consider OpenJDK, an open source implementation of
the Java SE specification. OpenJDK is available by default on
supported hardware architectures.

All users of java-1.5.0-ibm are advised to upgrade to these updated
packages, containing the IBM J2SE 5.0 SR16-FP10 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-2005-1080.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2015-0138.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2015-0192.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2015-0459.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2015-0469.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2015-0477.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2015-0478.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2015-0480.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2015-0488.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2015-0491.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2015-1914.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2015-2808.html
https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/java/jdk/alerts/
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1207101#c4
https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/java/jdk/lifecycle/
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2015-1021.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 : 8.1
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:U/RC:UR)
Public Exploit Available : false

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