1.62.2. RHSA-2011:0292: Moderate java-1.4.2-ibm security update

Updated java-1.4.2-ibm packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 Extras and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Supplementary.
The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section.
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.