RHEL 4 / 5 : java-1.5.0-sun (RHSA-2008:0595)
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 40723
SynopsisThe remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionUpdated java-1.5.0-sun packages that correct 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.
The Java Runtime Environment (JRE) contains the software and tools that users need to run applets and applications written using the Java programming language.
A vulnerability was found in the Java Management Extensions (JMX) management agent, when local monitoring is enabled. This allowed remote attackers to perform illegal operations. (CVE-2008-3103)
Multiple vulnerabilities with unsigned applets were reported. A remote attacker could misuse an unsigned applet to connect to localhost services running on the host running the applet. (CVE-2008-3104)
A Java Runtime Environment (JRE) vulnerability could be triggered by an untrusted application or applet. A remote attacker could grant an untrusted applet extended privileges such as reading and writing local files, or executing local programs. (CVE-2008-3107)
Several buffer overflow vulnerabilities in Java Web Start were reported. These vulnerabilities may allow an untrusted Java Web Start application to elevate its privileges and thereby grant itself permission to read and/or write local files, as well as to execute local applications accessible to the user running the untrusted application. (CVE-2008-3111)
Two file processing vulnerabilities in Java Web Start were found. A remote attacker, by means of an untrusted Java Web Start application, was able to create or delete arbitrary files with the permissions of the user running the untrusted application. (CVE-2008-3112, CVE-2008-3113)
A vulnerability in Java Web Start when processing untrusted applications was reported. An attacker was able to acquire sensitive information, such as the cache location. (CVE-2008-3114)
Users of java-1.5.0-sun should upgrade to these updated packages, which correct these issues.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.