RHEL 4 / 5 : java-1.6.0-sun (RHSA-2008:1018)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 40731
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Synopsis

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

Description

Updated java-1.6.0-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 in Java Web Start. If a user visits a malicious website, an attacker could misuse this flaw to execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2008-2086)

Additionally, these packages fix several other critical vulnerabilities. These are summarized in the 'Advance notification of Security Updates for Java SE' from Sun Microsystems.

Users of java-1.6.0-sun should upgrade to these updated packages, which correct these issues.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-2086

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-5339

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-5340

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-5341

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-5342

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-5343

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-5344

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-5345

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-5347

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-5348

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-5349

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-5350

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-5351

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-5352

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-5353

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-5354

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-5356

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-5357

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-5358

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-5359

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-5360

http://www.nessus.org/u?c8d7aabf

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008:1018

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 40731

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2008-1018.nasl

Version: 1.31

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/24/2009

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.7

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

Temporal Vector: E:H/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:java-1.6.0-sun, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:java-1.6.0-sun-demo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:java-1.6.0-sun-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:java-1.6.0-sun-jdbc, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:java-1.6.0-sun-plugin, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:java-1.6.0-sun-src, 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: 12/4/2008

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/4/2008

Exploitable With

CANVAS (CANVAS)

Core Impact

Metasploit (Sun Java Calendar Deserialization Privilege Escalation)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-2086, CVE-2008-5339, CVE-2008-5340, CVE-2008-5341, CVE-2008-5342, CVE-2008-5343, CVE-2008-5344, CVE-2008-5345, CVE-2008-5346, CVE-2008-5347, CVE-2008-5348, CVE-2008-5349, CVE-2008-5350, CVE-2008-5351, CVE-2008-5352, CVE-2008-5353, CVE-2008-5354, CVE-2008-5355, CVE-2008-5356, CVE-2008-5357, CVE-2008-5358, CVE-2008-5359, CVE-2008-5360

BID: 32620, 32892

RHSA: 2008:1018

CWE: 94, 119, 189, 200, 264, 287