RHEL 3 / 4 / 5 : java-1.4.2-ibm (RHSA-2007:0166)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 40702


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


Updated java-1.4.2-ibm packages to correct a security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4 Extras.

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

IBM's 1.4.2 SR8 Java release includes the IBM Java 2 Runtime Environment and the IBM Java 2 Software Development Kit.

A flaw in GIF image handling was found in the SUN Java Runtime Environment that has now been reported as also affecting IBM Java 2.
An untrusted applet or application could use this flaw to elevate its privileges and potentially execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2007-0243)

All users of java-1.4.2-ibm should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain IBM's 1.4.2 SR8 Java release which resolves this issue.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 40702

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2007-0166.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.18 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/08/24

Modified: 2016/12/29

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:java-1.4.2-ibm, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:java-1.4.2-ibm-demo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:java-1.4.2-ibm-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:java-1.4.2-ibm-javacomm, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:java-1.4.2-ibm-jdbc, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:java-1.4.2-ibm-plugin, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:java-1.4.2-ibm-src, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:3, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2007/04/25

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/01/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-0243

BID: 22085

OSVDB: 32834

RHSA: 2007:0166

CWE: 119