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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.60701
Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2008:0123
Summary:NOSUMMARY
Description:Description:

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.
(CVE-2008-0657)

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

Solution:
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

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0123.html
http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#critical
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-231261-1

Risk factor : Critical

CVSS Score:
10.0

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2008-0657
http://dev2dev.bea.com/pub/advisory/277
BugTraq ID: 27650
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/27650
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200804-20.xml
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200804-28.xml
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200806-11.xml
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A11505
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0123.html
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0156.html
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0210.html
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1019308
http://secunia.com/advisories/28795
http://secunia.com/advisories/28888
http://secunia.com/advisories/29214
http://secunia.com/advisories/29498
http://secunia.com/advisories/29841
http://secunia.com/advisories/29858
http://secunia.com/advisories/29897
http://secunia.com/advisories/30676
http://secunia.com/advisories/30780
http://secunia.com/advisories/31497
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-231261-1
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SA:2008:025 (Google Search)
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-04/msg00010.html
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/0429
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/1252
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/1856/references
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