RHEL 3 / 4 / 5 : java-1.4.2-bea (RHSA-2008:0243)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 40720
SynopsisThe remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionUpdated java-1.4.2-bea packages that fix a security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 Extras, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 Extras, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Supplementary.
This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.
The BEA WebLogic JRockit 1.4.2_16 JRE and SDK contains BEA WebLogic JRockit Virtual Machine 1.4.2_16 and is certified for the Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition, v1.4.2.
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.
Please note: This vulnerability can only be triggered in java-1.4.2-bea by calling the 'appletviewer' application.
All java-1.4.2-bea users should upgrade to this updated package which addresses this vulnerability.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.