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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2008:0555

The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2008:0555.

IBM's 1.4.2 SR11 Java release includes the IBM Java 2 Runtime Environment
and the IBM Java 2 Software Development Kit.

A flaw was found in the Java XSLT processing classes. An untrusted
application or applet could cause a denial of service, or execute arbitrary
code with the permissions of the user running the JRE. (CVE-2008-1187)

A buffer overflow flaw was found in Java Web Start (JWS). An untrusted
application using the Java Network Launch Protocol (JNLP) could access
local files or execute local applications accessible to the user running
the JRE. (CVE-2008-1196)

All users of java-1.4.2-ibm are advised to upgrade to these updated
packages, which contain IBM's 1.4.2 SR11 Java release which resolves these

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 : High

CVSS Score:

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2008-1187
Cert/CC Advisory: TA08-066A
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SA:2008:018 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SA:2008:025 (Google Search)
XForce ISS Database: java-virtualmachine-multiple-priv-escalation(41025)
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2008-1196
CERT/CC vulnerability note: VU#223028
XForce ISS Database: sun-java-webstart-javaws-bo(41026)
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