RHEL 4 / 5 : java-1.5.0-ibm (RHSA-2007:0829)
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 40706
SynopsisThe remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionUpdated java-1.5.0-ibm packages that correct several security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 Extras and 5 Supplementary.
This update has been rated as having critical security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.
IBM's 1.5.0 Java release includes the IBM Java 2 Runtime Environment and the IBM Java 2 Software Development Kit.
A security vulnerability in the Java Web Start component was discovered. An untrusted application could elevate it's privileges, allowing it to read and write local files that are accessible to the user running the Java Web Start application. (CVE-2007-2435)
A buffer overflow in the Java Runtime Environment image handling code was found. An untrusted applet or application could use this flaw to elevate its privileges and potentially execute arbitrary code as the user running the java virtual machine. (CVE-2007-2788, CVE-2007-2789, CVE-2007-3004)
An unspecified vulnerability was discovered in the Java Runtime Environment. An untrusted applet or application could cause the java virtual machine to become unresponsive. (CVE-2007-3005)
The Javadoc tool was able to generate HTML documentation pages that contained cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities. A remote attacker could use this to inject arbitrary web script or HTML.
The Java Web Start URL parsing component contains a buffer overflow vulnerability within the parsing code for JNLP files. A remote attacker could create a malicious JNLP file that could trigger this flaw and execute arbitrary code when opened. (CVE-2007-3655)
A flaw was found in the applet class loader. An untrusted applet could use this flaw to circumvent network access restrictions, possibly connecting to services hosted on the machine that executed the applet.
All users of java-ibm-1.5.0 should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain IBM's 1.5.0 SR5a Java release that resolves these issues.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.