RHEL 3 / 4 / 5 : java-1.4.2-ibm (RHSA-2010:0155)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 46272

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Synopsis

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

Description

Updated java-1.4.2-ibm packages that fix one security issue and a bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 Extras, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 Extras, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Supplementary.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section.

The IBM 1.4.2 SR13-FP4 Java release includes the IBM Java 2 Runtime Environment and the IBM Java 2 Software Development Kit.

A flaw was found in the way the TLS/SSL (Transport Layer Security/Secure Sockets Layer) protocols handle session renegotiation.
A man-in-the-middle attacker could use this flaw to prefix arbitrary plain text to a client's session (for example, an HTTPS connection to a website). This could force the server to process an attacker's request as if authenticated using the victim's credentials.
(CVE-2009-3555)

This update disables renegotiation in the non-default IBM JSSE2 provider for the Java Secure Socket Extension (JSSE) component. The default JSSE provider is not updated with this fix. Refer to the IBMJSSE2 Provider Reference Guide, linked to in the References, for instructions on how to configure the IBM Java 2 Runtime Environment to use the JSSE2 provider by default.

When using the JSSE2 provider, unsafe renegotiation can be re-enabled using the com.ibm.jsse2.renegotiate property. Refer to the following Knowledgebase article for details:
http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/docs/DOC-20491

This update also fixes the following bug :

* the libjaasauth.so file was missing from the java-1.4.2-ibm packages for the Intel Itanium architecture (.ia64.rpm). This update adds the file to the packages for the Itanium architecture, which resolves this issue. (BZ#572577)

All users of java-1.4.2-ibm are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain the IBM 1.4.2 SR13-FP4 Java release. All running instances of IBM Java must be restarted for this update to take effect.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2009-3555

https://access.redhat.com/articles/20490

http://www.nessus.org/u?323a8a5c

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010:0155

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 46272

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2010-0155.nasl

Version: 1.27

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/11/2010

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.3

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.8

Temporal Score: 4.5

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: 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:4.8, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5.4

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: 3/17/2010

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/9/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-3555

BID: 36935

RHSA: 2010:0155

CWE: 310