1.46. eclipse

Updated eclipse packages that fix one security issue, several bugs, and add various enhancements are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having low security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) associated with each description below.
The Eclipse software development environment provides a set of tools for C/C++ and Java development.

Security Fix

A cross-site scripting (XSS) flaw was found in the Eclipse Help Contents web application. An attacker could use this flaw to perform a cross-site scripting attack against victims by tricking them into visiting a specially-crafted Eclipse Help URL.
The following Eclipse packages have been upgraded to the versions found in the official upstream Eclipse Helios SR1 release, providing a number of bug fixes and enhancements over the previous versions:
  • eclipse-linuxprofilingframework to 0.6.1. (BZ#669461)
  • eclipse to 3.6.1. (BZ#656329)
  • eclipse-cdt to 7.0.1. (BZ#656333)
  • eclipse-birt to 2.6.0. (BZ#656391)
  • eclipse-emf to 2.6.0. (BZ#656344)
  • eclipse-gef to 3.6.1. (BZ#656347)
  • eclipse-mylyn to 3.4.2. (BZ#656337)
  • eclipse-rse to 3.2. (BZ#656338)
  • eclipse-dtp to 1.8.1. (BZ#656397)
  • eclipse-changelog to 2.7.0. (BZ#669499)
  • eclipse-valgrind to 0.6.1. (BZ#669460)
  • eclipse-callgraph to 0.6.1. (BZ#669462)
  • eclipse-oprofile to 0.6.1. (BZ#670228)
In addition, the following updates were made to the dependencies of the Eclipse packages above:
  • jetty-eclipse to 6.1.24. (BZ#661845)
  • icu4j to 4.2.1. (BZ#656342)
  • sat4j to 2.2.0. (BZ#661842)
  • objectweb-asm to 3.2. (BZ#664019)

Bug Fixes

Incorrect URIs for GNU Tools in the "Help Contents" window have been fixed.
The profiling of binaries did not work if an Eclipse project was not in an Eclipse workspace. This update adds an automated test for external project profiling, which corrects this issue.
Running a C/C++ application in Eclipse successfully terminated, but returned an I/O exception not related to the application itself in the Error Log window. With this update, the exception is no longer returned.
The eclipse-mylyn package showed a "20100916-0100-e3x" qualifier. The qualifier has been modified to "v20100902-0100-e3x" to match the upstream version of eclipse-mylyn.
Installing the eclipse-mylyn package failed and returned a "Resource temporarily unavailable" error message due to a bug in the packaging. This update fixes this bug and installation now works as expected.
Building the eclipse-cdt package could fail due to an incorrect interaction with the local file system. Interaction with the local file system is now prevented and the build no longer fails.
The libhover plug-in, provided by the eclipse-cdt package, used binary data to search for hover topics. The data location was specified externally as a URL which could cause an exception to occur on a system with no Internet access. This update modifies the plug-in so that it pulls the needed data from a local location.
The Eclipse IDE and Java Development Tools (JDT)
- rojects and folders can filter out resources in the workspace.
- new virtual folder and linked files support.
- the full set of UNIX file permissions is now supported.
- addition of the stop button to cancel long-running wizard tasks.
- Java editor now shows multiple quick-fixes via problem hover.
- new support for running JUnit version 4 tests.
- over 200 upstream bug fixes.
The Eclipse C/C++ Development Tooling (CDT)
- new Codan framework has been added for static code analysis.
- refactoring improvements such as stored refactoring history.
- compile and build errors now highlighted in the build console.
- switch to the new DSF debugger framework.
- new template view support.
- over 600 upstream bug fixes.
Users of eclipse should upgrade to these updated packages, which correct these issues and add these enhancements.