RHEL 5 / 6 : java-1.5.0-ibm (RHSA-2015:2518)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 87099
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Synopsis

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

Description

Updated java-1.5.0-ibm packages that fix several security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6 Supplementary.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Important 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 5.0 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. Further information about these flaws can be found on the IBM Java Security alerts page, listed in the References section. (CVE-2015-4805, CVE-2015-4806, CVE-2015-4843, CVE-2015-4844, CVE-2015-4860, CVE-2015-4872, CVE-2015-4883, CVE-2015-4902, CVE-2015-4903)

Red Hat would like to thank Andrea Palazzo of Truel IT for reporting the CVE-2015-4806 issue.

IBM Java SDK and JRE 5.0 will not receive software updates after September 2015. This date is referred to as the End of Service (EOS) date. Customers are advised to migrate to current versions of IBM Java at this time. IBM Java SDK and JRE versions 6 and 7 are available via the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6 Supplementary content sets and will continue to receive updates based on IBM's lifecycle policy, linked to in the References section.

Customers can also consider OpenJDK, an open source implementation of the Java SE specification. OpenJDK is available by default on supported hardware architectures.

All users of java-1.5.0-ibm are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, containing the IBM J2SE 5.0 SR16-FP14 release. All running instances of IBM Java must be restarted for this update to take effect.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://developer.ibm.com/javasdk/support/security-vulnerabilities/

https://developer.ibm.com/javasdk/support/lifecycle/

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2015:2518

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2015-4902

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2015-4843

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2015-4872

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2015-4860

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2015-4844

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2015-4883

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2015-4903

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2015-4806

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2015-4805

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 87099

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2015-2518.nasl

Version: 2.13

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/30/2015

Updated: 10/24/2019

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: E:U/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:5, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6.7

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/25/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/21/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-4805, CVE-2015-4806, CVE-2015-4843, CVE-2015-4844, CVE-2015-4860, CVE-2015-4872, CVE-2015-4883, CVE-2015-4902, CVE-2015-4903

RHSA: 2015:2518