Red Hat Security Advisory
Synopsis: Critical: java-1.4.2-ibm security update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2012:1243-01
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-1243.html
Issue date: 2012-09-07
CVE Names: CVE-2012-1713 CVE-2012-1717 CVE-2012-1718
Updated java-1.4.2-ibm packages that fix several security issues are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Supplementary.
The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having critical
security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores,
which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability
from the CVE links in the References section.
2. Relevant releases/architectures:
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop Supplementary (v. 5) - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Supplementary (v. 5) - i386, ia64, ppc, s390x, x86_64
IBM J2SE version 1.4.2 includes the IBM Java Runtime Environment and the
IBM Java Software Development Kit.
This update fixes several vulnerabilities in the IBM Java Runtime
Environment and the IBM Java Software Development Kit. Detailed
vulnerability descriptions are linked from the IBM Security alerts page,
listed in the References section. (CVE-2012-1713, CVE-2012-1717,
All users of java-1.4.2-ibm are advised to upgrade to these updated
packages, which contain the IBM J2SE 1.4.2 SR13-FP13 release. All running
instances of IBM Java must be restarted for this update to take effect.
Before applying this update, make sure all previously-released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.
This update is available via the Red Hat Network. Details on how to
use the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at