RHEL 3 / 4 / 5 : java-1.4.2-ibm (RHSA-2007:0166)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 40702
SynopsisThe remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionUpdated 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.