Updated java-1.4.2-ibm packages to correct several security issues are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4 Extras.
This update has been rated as having critical security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.
IBM's 1.4.2 SR7 Java release includes the IBM Java 2 Runtime Environment
and the IBM Java 2 Software Development Kit.
A number of security issues were found:
Vulnerabilities were discovered in the Java Runtime Environment. An
untrusted applet could use these vulnerabilities to access data from other
applets. (CVE-2006-6736, CVE-2006-6737)
Serialization flaws were discovered in the Java Runtime Environment. An
untrusted applet or application could use these flaws to elevate its
Buffer overflow vulnerabilities were discovered in the Java Runtime
Environment. An untrusted applet could use these flaws to elevate its
privileges, possibly reading and writing local files or executing local
Daniel Bleichenbacher discovered an attack on PKCS #1 v1.5 signatures.
Where an RSA key with exponent 3 is used it may be possible for an attacker
to forge a PKCS #1 v1.5 signature that would be incorrectly verified by
implementations that do not check for excess data in the RSA exponentiation
result of the signature. (CVE-2006-4339)
All users of java-1.4.2-ibm should upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain IBM's 1.4.2 SR7 Java release which resolves these issues.