RHEL 4 / 5 : java-1.5.0-ibm (RHSA-2008:0210)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 40718


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


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 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.

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)

A flaw was found in the Java XSLT processing classes. An untrusted application or applet could cause a denial of service, or execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running the JRE.

Several buffer overflow flaws were found in Java Web Start (JWS). An untrusted JNLP application could access local files or execute local applications accessible to the user running the JRE. (CVE-2008-1188, CVE-2008-1189, CVE-2008-1190, CVE-2008-1196)

A flaw was found in the Java Plug-in. A remote attacker could bypass the same origin policy, executing arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running the JRE. (CVE-2008-1192)

A flaw was found in the JRE image parsing libraries. An untrusted application or applet could cause a denial of service, or possible execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running the JRE. (CVE-2008-1193)

A flaw was found in the JRE color management library. An untrusted application or applet could trigger a denial of service (JVM crash).

The JRE allowed untrusted JavaScript code to create local network connections by the use of Java APIs. A remote attacker could use these flaws to access local network services. (CVE-2008-1195)

All users of java-ibm-1.5.0 are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, that contain IBM's 1.5.0 SR7 Java release which resolves these issues.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 40718

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2008-0210.nasl

Version: 1.28

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/24/2009

Updated: 1/14/2021

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 8.9


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A: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, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5.1

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: 4/3/2008

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/7/2008

Exploitable With

CANVAS (D2ExploitPack)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-0657, CVE-2008-1187, CVE-2008-1188, CVE-2008-1189, CVE-2008-1190, CVE-2008-1192, CVE-2008-1193, CVE-2008-1194, CVE-2008-1195, CVE-2008-1196

BID: 27650, 28083, 28125

CWE: 119, 264

RHSA: 2008:0210