RHEL 3 / 4 / 5 : java-1.4.2-ibm (RHSA-2008:0555)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 40722


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


Updated java-1.4.2-ibm packages that fix several security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4 Extras, and 5 Supplementary.

This update has been rated as having critical security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

IBM's 1.4.2 SR11 Java release includes the IBM Java 2 Runtime Environment and the IBM Java 2 Software Development Kit.

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.

A buffer overflow flaw was found in Java Web Start (JWS). An untrusted application using the Java Network Launch Protocol (JNLP) could access local files or execute local applications accessible to the user running the JRE. (CVE-2008-1196)

All users of java-1.4.2-ibm are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain IBM's 1.4.2 SR11 Java release which resolves these issues.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 40722

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2008-0555.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.17 $

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-ibm, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:java-1.4.2-ibm-demo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:java-1.4.2-ibm-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:java-1.4.2-ibm-javacomm, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:java-1.4.2-ibm-jdbc, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:java-1.4.2-ibm-plugin, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:java-1.4.2-ibm-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:5.2

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: 2008/07/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-1187, CVE-2008-1196

BID: 28083

RHSA: 2008:0555

CWE: 119, 264