Updated java-1.6.0-ibm packages that fix several security issues are now available for Red Hat Satellite 5.6 and 5.7. Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Low security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section.
IBM Java SE version 6 includes the IBM Java Runtime Environment and the IBM Java Software Development Kit. This update corrects several security vulnerabilities in the IBM Java Runtime Environment shipped as part of Red Hat Satellite 5. In a typical operating environment, these are of low security risk as the runtime is not used on untrusted applets. Further information about these flaws can be found on the IBM Java Security alerts page, listed in the References section. (CVE-2005-1080, CVE-2015-0138, CVE-2015-0192, CVE-2015-0458, 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 Hat Product Security. Note: With this update, the IBM JDK now disables RC4 SSL/TLS cipher suites by default to address the CVE-2015-2808 issue. Refer to Red Hat Bugzilla bug 1207101, linked to from the References section, for additional details about this change. Users of Red Hat Satellite 5.6 and 5.7 are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain the IBM Java SE 6 SR16-FP4 release. For this update to take effect, Red Hat Satellite must be restarted ("/usr/sbin/rhn-satellite restart"), as well as all running instances of IBM Java.