Updated java-1.6.0-ibm packages that fix several security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 Extras, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6 Supplementary.
The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having critical security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) associated with each description below.
The IBM 1.6.0 Java release includes the IBM Java 2 Runtime Environment and the IBM Java 2 Software Development Kit.
- CVE-2010-4422, CVE-2010-4447, CVE-2010-4448, CVE-2010-4452, CVE-2010-4454, CVE-2010-4462, CVE-2010-4463, CVE-2010-4465, CVE-2010-4466, CVE-2010-4467, CVE-2010-4468, CVE-2010-4471, CVE-2010-4473, CVE-2010-4475
This update fixes several vulnerabilities in the IBM Java 2 Runtime Environment and the IBM Java 2 Software Development Kit. Detailed vulnerability descriptions are linked from the IBM "Security alerts"
Note: The RHSA-2010:0987 and RHSA-2011:0290 java-1.6.0-ibm errata were missing 64-bit PowerPC packages for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 Extras. This erratum provides 64-bit PowerPC packages for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 Extras as expected.
All users of java-1.6.0-ibm are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, containing the IBM 1.6.0 SR9-FP1 Java release. All running instances of IBM Java must be restarted for the update to take effect.