RHEL 3 / 4 : java-1.4.2-ibm (RHSA-2007:0062)

High Nessus Plugin ID 63837


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


Updated java-1.4.2-ibm packages to correct several security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4 Extras.

This update has been rated as having critical security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

IBM's 1.4.2 SR7 Java release includes the IBM Java 2 Runtime Environment and the IBM Java 2 Software Development Kit.

A number of security issues were found :

Vulnerabilities were discovered in the Java Runtime Environment. An untrusted applet could use these vulnerabilities to access data from other applets. (CVE-2006-6736, CVE-2006-6737)

Serialization flaws were discovered in the Java Runtime Environment.
An untrusted applet or application could use these flaws to elevate its privileges. (CVE-2006-6745)

Buffer overflow vulnerabilities were discovered in the Java Runtime Environment. An untrusted applet could use these flaws to elevate its privileges, possibly reading and writing local files or executing local applications. (CVE-2006-6731)

Daniel Bleichenbacher discovered an attack on PKCS #1 v1.5 signatures.
Where an RSA key with exponent 3 is used it may be possible for an attacker to forge a PKCS #1 v1.5 signature that would be incorrectly verified by implementations that do not check for excess data in the RSA exponentiation result of the signature. (CVE-2006-4339)

All users of java-1.4.2-ibm should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain IBM's 1.4.2 SR7 Java release which resolves these issues.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 63837

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2007-0062.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/01/24

Modified: 2017/02/17

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:ND/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

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2007/02/07

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/09/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-4339, CVE-2006-6731, CVE-2006-6736, CVE-2006-6737, CVE-2006-6745

OSVDB: 28549, 32357, 32358, 32393, 32394, 32931, 32932, 32933, 32934

RHSA: 2007:0062

CWE: 310