RHEL 4 / 5 : java-1.5.0-sun (RHSA-2008:0123)
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 40713
SynopsisThe remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionUpdated java-1.5.0-sun 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.
The Java Runtime Environment (JRE) contains the software and tools that users need to run applets and applications written using the Java programming language.
These updated java-1.5.0-sun packages resolve the following security issues :
Two vulnerabilities in the Java Runtime Environment allowed an untrusted application or applet to elevate the assigned privileges.
This could be misused by a malicious website to read and write local files or execute local applications in the context of the user running the Java process. (CVE-2008-0657)
Users of java-1.5.0-sun should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.