Updated java-1.5.0-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 1.5.0 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-1.5.0-ibm are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, containing the IBM 1.5.0 SR12-FP3 Java release. All running instances of IBM Java must be restarted for this update to take effect.