RHEL 4 / 5 : java-1.5.0-ibm (RHSA-2007:1041)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 40710

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 4 Extras and 5 Supplementary.

This update has been rated as having important 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.

The applet caching mechanism of the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) did not correctly process the creation of network connections. A remote attacker could use this flaw to create connections to services on machines other than the one that the applet was downloaded from.
(CVE-2007-5232)

Multiple vulnerabilities existed in Java Web Start allowing an untrusted application to determine the location of the Java Web Start cache. (CVE-2007-5238)

Untrusted Java Web Start Applications or Java Applets were able to drag and drop a file to a Desktop Application. A user-assisted remote attacker could use this flaw to move or copy arbitrary files.
(CVE-2007-5239)

The Java Runtime Environment allowed untrusted Java Applets or applications to display oversized Windows. This could be used by remote attackers to hide security warning banners. (CVE-2007-5240)

Unsigned Java Applets communicating via a HTTP proxy could allow a remote attacker to violate the Java security model. A cached malicious Applet could create network connections to services on other machines.
(CVE-2007-5273)

Unsigned Applets loaded with Mozilla Firefox or Opera browsers allowed remote attackers to violate the Java security model. A cached malicious Applet could create network connections to services on other machines. (CVE-2007-5274)

All users of java-ibm-1.5.0 are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, that contain IBM's 1.5.0 SR6 Java release which resolves these issues.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2007-5232

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2007-5238

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2007-5239

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2007-5240

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2007-5273

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2007-5274

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2007:1041

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 40710

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2007-1041.nasl

Version: 1.23

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/08/24

Updated: 2019/10/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:java-1.5.0-ibm, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:java-1.5.0-ibm-accessibility, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:java-1.5.0-ibm-demo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:java-1.5.0-ibm-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:java-1.5.0-ibm-javacomm, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:java-1.5.0-ibm-jdbc, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:java-1.5.0-ibm-plugin, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:java-1.5.0-ibm-src, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4.6, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2007/11/26

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/10/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-5232, CVE-2007-5238, CVE-2007-5239, CVE-2007-5240, CVE-2007-5273, CVE-2007-5274

BID: 25918, 25920

RHSA: 2007:1041

CWE: 264