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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2008:0123

The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2008:0123.

The Java Runtime Environment (JRE) contains the software and tools that
users need to run applets and applications written using the Java
programming language.

These updated java-1.5.0-sun packages resolve the following security issues:

Two vulnerabilities in the Java Runtime Environment allowed an untrusted
application or applet to elevate the assigned privileges. This could be
misused by a malicious website to read and write local files or execute
local applications in the context of the user running the Java process.

Users of java-1.5.0-sun should upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain backported patches to correct these issues.

Please note that this update is available via
Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network, launch the Red
Hat Update Agent with the following command: up2date

Risk factor : Critical

CVSS Score:

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2008-0657
BugTraq ID: 27650
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SA:2008:025 (Google Search)
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