RHEL 4 / 5 / 6 : java-1.5.0-ibm (RHSA-2011:0291)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 52064


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


Updated java-1.5.0-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 1.5.0 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-1.5.0-ibm are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, containing the IBM 1.5.0 SR12-FP3 Java release. All running instances of IBM Java must be restarted for this update to take effect.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 52064

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2011-0291.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-1.5.0-ibm, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:java-1.5.0-ibm-accessibility, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:java-1.5.0-ibm-demo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:java-1.5.0-ibm-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:java-1.5.0-ibm-javacomm, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:java-1.5.0-ibm-jdbc, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:java-1.5.0-ibm-plugin, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:java-1.5.0-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: 2011:0291