IBM Java SE version 7 includes the IBM Java Runtime Environment and the IBM Java Software Development Kit.
This update fixes several vulnerabilities in the IBM Java Runtime Environment and the IBM Java Software Development Kit. Detailed vulnerability descriptions are linked from the IBM Security alerts page, listed in the References section. (CVE-2014-3065, CVE-2014-3566, CVE-2014-4288, CVE-2014-6456, CVE-2014-6457, CVE-2014-6458, CVE-2014-6476, CVE-2014-6492, CVE-2014-6493, CVE-2014-6502, CVE-2014-6503, CVE-2014-6506, CVE-2014-6511, CVE-2014-6512, CVE-2014-6515, CVE-2014-6527, CVE-2014-6531, CVE-2014-6532, CVE-2014-6558)
The CVE-2014-6512 issue was discovered by Florian Weimer of Red Hat Product Security.
Note: With this update, the IBM SDK now disables the SSL 3.0 protocol to address the CVE-2014-3566 issue (also known as POODLE). Refer to the IBM article linked to in the References section for additional details about this change and instructions on how to re-enable SSL 3.0 support if needed.
Note: This is the last update for the java-1.7.0-ibm packages distributed via the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Supplementary channels. The RHEA-2014:1619 advisory, released as a part of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.6, introduced the new java-1.7.1-ibm packages. These packages contain IBM Java SE version 7 Release 1, which adds multiple enhancements over the IBM Java SE version 7 in the java-1.7.0-ibm packages. All java-1.7.0-ibm users must migrate to java-1.7.1-ibm packages to continue receiving updates for the IBM Java SE version 7 via the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Supplementary channel.
All users of java-1.7.0-ibm are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, containing the IBM Java SE 7 SR8 release. All running instances of IBM Java must be restarted for the update to take effect.