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(RHSA-2008:0186) Critical: java-1.5.0-sun security update

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The Java Runtime Environment (JRE) contains the software and tools that users need to run applets and applications written using the Java programming language. Flaws in the JRE allowed an untrusted application or applet to elevate its privileges. This could be exploited by a remote attacker to access local files or execute local applications accessible to the user running the JRE (CVE-2008-1185, CVE-2008-1186) 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) Several buffer overflow flaws were found in Java Web Start (JWS). An untrusted JNLP application could access local files or execute local applications accessible to the user running the JRE. (CVE-2008-1188, CVE-2008-1189, CVE-2008-1190, CVE-2008-1191, CVE-2008-1196) A flaw was found in the Java Plug-in. A remote attacker could bypass the same origin policy, executing arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running the JRE. (CVE-2008-1192) A flaw was found in the JRE image parsing libraries. An untrusted application or applet could cause a denial of service, or possible execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running the JRE. (CVE-2008-1193) A flaw was found in the JRE color management library. An untrusted application or applet could trigger a denial of service (JVM crash). (CVE-2008-1194) The JRE allowed untrusted JavaScript code to create local network connections by the use of Java APIs. A remote attacker could use these flaws to acesss local network services. (CVE-2008-1195) This update also fixes an issue where the Java Plug-in is not available for browser use after successful installation. Users of java-1.5.0-sun should upgrade to these updated packages, which correct these issues.


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