RHEL 4 / 5 : java-1.5.0-ibm (RHSA-2008:0891)

High Nessus Plugin ID 40727


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


Updated java-1.5.0-ibm packages that fix a security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 Extras and 5 Supplementary.

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

The IBM 1.5.0 Java release includes the IBM Java 2 Runtime Environment and the IBM Java 2 Software Development Kit.

A flaw was found in the Java Management Extensions (JMX) management agent. When local monitoring is enabled, remote attackers could use this flaw to perform illegal operations. (CVE-2008-3103)

All users of java-1.5.0-ibm are advised to upgrade to these updated packages containing the IBM 1.5.0 SR8a Java release, which resolves this issue.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 40727

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2008-0891.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.17 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/08/24

Modified: 2017/01/03

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:java-1.5.0-ibm, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:java-1.5.0-ibm-accessibility, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:java-1.5.0-ibm-demo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:java-1.5.0-ibm-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:java-1.5.0-ibm-javacomm, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:java-1.5.0-ibm-jdbc, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:java-1.5.0-ibm-plugin, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:java-1.5.0-ibm-src, 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

Patch Publication Date: 2008/10/24

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-3103

RHSA: 2008:0891

CWE: 264