(RHSA-2011:0292) Moderate: java-1.4.2-ibm security update

2011-02-22T05:00:00
ID RHSA-2011:0292
Type redhat
Reporter RedHat
Modified 2017-09-08T11:57:32

Description

The IBM 1.4.2 SR13-FP8 Java release includes the IBM Java 2 Runtime Environment and the IBM Java 2 Software Development Kit.

A denial of service flaw was found in the way certain strings were converted to Double objects. A remote attacker could use this flaw to cause Java based applications to hang, for example, if they parsed Double values in a specially-crafted HTTP request. (CVE-2010-4476)

All users of java-1.4.2-ibm are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain the IBM 1.4.2 SR13-FP8 Java release. All running instances of IBM Java must be restarted for this update to take effect.