Updated java-1.6.0-openjdk packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.
The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate 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.
These packages provide the OpenJDK 6 Java Runtime Environment and the OpenJDK 6 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 instance if they parse Double values in a specially-crafted HTTP request.
All users of java-1.6.0-openjdk are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which resolve this issue. All running instances of OpenJDK Java must be restarted for the update to take effect.