RHEL 3 / 4 / 5 : java-1.4.2-ibm (RHSA-2008:0955)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 40729


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 Extras, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 Extras, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Supplementary.

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

IBM's 1.4.2 SR12 Java release includes the IBM Java 2 Runtime Environment and the IBM Java 2 Software Development Kit.

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)

Two file processing vulnerabilities in Java Web Start were found.
Using an untrusted Java Web Start application, a remote attacker 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)

All users of java-1.4.2-ibm are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain IBM's 1.4.2 SR12 Java release which resolves these issues.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 40729

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2008-0955.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.20 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/08/24

Modified: 2017/01/03

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/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:4.7, 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: 2008/11/25

Exploitable With

CANVAS (D2ExploitPack)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-3104, CVE-2008-3112, CVE-2008-3113, CVE-2008-3114

BID: 30140, 30148

OSVDB: 46956, 46957, 46958, 46966

RHSA: 2008:0955

CWE: 200, 264