RHEL 3 / 4 / 5 : java-1.4.2-bea (RHSA-2008:0243)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 40720


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


Updated 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.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 40720

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2008-0243.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.18 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/08/24

Modified: 2017/01/03

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:java-1.4.2-bea, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:java-1.4.2-bea-demo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:java-1.4.2-bea-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:java-1.4.2-bea-jdbc, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:java-1.4.2-bea-missioncontrol, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:java-1.4.2-bea-src, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:3, 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: 2008/04/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-1187

BID: 28083

RHSA: 2008:0243

CWE: 264