Critical: java-1.5.0-sun security update
|Last updated on:||2008-12-04|
|Affected Products:||RHEL Desktop Supplementary (v. 5 client)
RHEL Supplementary (v. 5 server)
RHEL Supplementary EUS (v. 5.2.z server)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras (v. 4.7.z)
Updated java-1.5.0-sun packages that correct several security issues are
now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 Extras and 5 Supplementary.
This update has been rated as having critical security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.
The Java Runtime Environment (JRE) contains the software and tools that
users need to run applets and applications written using the Java
A vulnerability was found in in Java Web Start. If a user visits a
malicious website, an attacker could misuse this flaw to execute arbitrary
Additionally, these packages fix several other vulnerabilities. These are
summarized in the "Advance notification of Security Updates for Java SE"
from Sun Microsystems.
Users of java-1.5.0-sun should upgrade to these updated packages, which
correct these issues.
errata relevant to your system have been applied.
This update is available via Red Hat Network. Details on how to use
the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
|(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)|
Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)
474556 - CVE-2008-2086 Java Web Start File Inclusion via System Properties Override
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