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B.32.3. RHSA-2010:0987 — Critical: java-1.6.0-ibm security and bug fix update

Updated java-1.6.0-ibm packages that fix several security issues and two bugs 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.
Bug Fixes
An error in the java-1.6.0-ibm RPM spec file caused an incorrect path to be included in HtmlConverter, preventing it from running.
On AMD64 and Intel 64 systems, if only the 64-bit java-1.6.0-ibm packages were installed, IBM Java 6 Web Start was not available as an application that could open JNLP (Java Network Launching Protocol) files. This affected file management and web browser tools. Users had to manually open them with the "/usr/lib/jvm/jre-1.6.0-ibm.x86_64/bin/javaws" command. This update resolves this issue.
All users of java-1.6.0-ibm are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, containing the IBM 1.6.0 SR9 Java release. All running instances of IBM Java must be restarted for the update to take effect.