SynopsisThe remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionUpdated java-1.4.2-ibm packages that fix several security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Supplementary. This is the last update of these packages for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Supplementary.
The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having critical security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section.
IBM J2SE version 1.4.2 includes the IBM Java Runtime Environment and the IBM Java Software Development Kit.
This update fixes several vulnerabilities in the IBM Java Runtime Environment and the IBM Java Software Development Kit. Detailed vulnerability descriptions are linked from the IBM Security alerts page, listed in the References section. (CVE-2012-1531, CVE-2012-3216, CVE-2012-4820, CVE-2012-4822, CVE-2012-5073, CVE-2012-5079, CVE-2012-5081, CVE-2012-5083, CVE-2012-5084)
This is the last update of the java-1.4.2-ibm packages in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Supplementary. Customers are advised to migrate to later versions of Java at this time. More current versions of IBM Java SE continue to be available via the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Supplementary channel. Customers should also consider OpenJDK which is the default Java development and runtime environment in Red Hat Enterprise Linux. In cases where it is not feasible to move to a later version of supported Java, customers are advised to contact IBM to evaluate other options.
All users of java-1.4.2-ibm are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain the IBM J2SE 1.4.2 SR13-FP14 release. All running instances of IBM Java must be restarted for this update to take effect
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.