RHEL 5 / 6 : java-1.5.0-ibm (RHSA-2015:2518)
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 87099
SynopsisThe remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionUpdated 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.