Updated java-1.6.0-ibm packages that fix one security issue 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 moderate 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 IBM 1.6.0 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.
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.