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Updated 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 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 vulnerabilities. These are summarized in the 'Advance notification of Security Updates for Java SE' from Sun Microsystems. Users of java-1.5.0-sun should upgrade to these updated packages, which correct these issues.