IBM J2SE version 5.0 includes the IBM Java Runtime Environment and the IBMJava Software Development Kit.This update fixes several vulnerabilities in the IBM Java RuntimeEnvironment and the IBM Java Software Development Kit. Further informationabout these flaws can be found on the IBM Java Security alerts page, listedin the References section. (CVE-2005-1080, CVE-2015-0138, CVE-2015-0192,CVE-2015-0459, CVE-2015-0469, CVE-2015-0477, CVE-2015-0478, CVE-2015-0480,CVE-2015-0488, CVE-2015-0491, CVE-2015-1914, CVE-2015-2808)The CVE-2015-0478 issue was discovered by Florian Weimer of Red HatProduct Security.Note: With this update, the IBM JDK now disables RC4 SSL/TLS cipher suitesby default to address the CVE-2015-2808 issue. Refer to Red Hat Bugzillabug 1207101, linked to in the References section, for additional detailsabout this change.IBM Java SDK and JRE 5.0 will not receive software updates after September2015. This date is referred to as the End of Service (EOS) date. Customersare advised to migrate to current versions of IBM Java at this time. IBMJava SDK and JRE versions 6 and 7 are available via the Red Hat EnterpriseLinux 5 and 6 Supplementary content sets and will continue to receiveupdates based on IBM's lifecycle policy, linked to in the Referencessection.Customers can also consider OpenJDK, an open source implementation ofthe Java SE specification. OpenJDK is available by default on supportedhardware architectures.All users of java-1.5.0-ibm are advised to upgrade to these updatedpackages, containing the IBM J2SE 5.0 SR16-FP10 release. All runninginstances of IBM Java must be restarted for this update to take effect.