Updated java-1.4.2-ibm packages to correct a security issue 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 SR8 Java release includes the IBM Java 2 Runtime Environment
and the IBM Java 2 Software Development Kit.
A flaw in GIF image handling was found in the SUN Java Runtime Environment
that has now been reported as also affecting IBM Java 2. An untrusted
applet or application could use this flaw to elevate its privileges and
potentially execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2007-0243)
All users of java-1.4.2-ibm should upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain IBM's 1.4.2 SR8 Java release which resolves this issue.