RHEL 4 / 5 / 6 : java-1.6.0-ibm (RHSA-2011:0290)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 52063


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


Updated java-1.6.0-ibm packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 Extras, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6 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 1.6.0 Java release includes the IBM Java 2 Runtime Environment and the IBM Java 2 Software Development Kit.

A denial of service flaw was found in the way certain strings were converted to Double objects. A remote attacker could use this flaw to cause Java based applications to hang, for example, if they parsed Double values in a specially crafted HTTP request. (CVE-2010-4476)

All users of java-1.6.0-ibm are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, containing the IBM 1.6.0 SR9 Java release. All running instances of IBM Java must be restarted for the update to take effect.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 52063

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2011-0290.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.20 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2011/02/23

Modified: 2017/01/04

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:java-1.6.0-ibm, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:java-1.6.0-ibm-accessibility, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:java-1.6.0-ibm-demo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:java-1.6.0-ibm-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:java-1.6.0-ibm-javacomm, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:java-1.6.0-ibm-jdbc, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:java-1.6.0-ibm-plugin, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:java-1.6.0-ibm-src, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4.8, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6.0

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: 2011/02/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-4476

BID: 46091

OSVDB: 70965

RHSA: 2011:0290