RHEL 3 / 4 / 5 : java-1.4.2-ibm (RHSA-2008:0555)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 40722
SynopsisThe remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionUpdated 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.