IBM fixed a number of flaws in their Java Runtime Environment in 1.4.2 SR7. A
security update is required for java-ibm-1.4.2 for RHEL4 Extras
Two vulnerabilities in the Java Runtime Environment may
independently allow an untrusted applet to access data in other
applets. CVE-2006-6736 CVE-2006-6737 (sun#102732)
Two vulnerabilities in the Java(TM) Runtime Environment with
serialization may independently allow an untrusted applet or
application to elevate its privileges. (sun#102731) CVE-2006-6745
Two buffer overflow vulnerabilities in the Java(TM) Runtime
Environment may independently allow an untrusted applet to
elevate its privileges. For example, an applet may grant
itself permissions to read and write local files or execute
local applications that are accessible to the user running the
untrusted applet. (sun#102729) CVE-2006-6731
An RSA(1) Signature Verification vulnerability allows
unauthorized forged certificates to be validated. This may
result in a number of different types of remote exploits.
(20061012 sun#102646/8) CVE-2006-4339
I've requested new packages from IBM that will fix this issue.
I received the fixed tarballs from IBM this afternoon. I built the fixed
package, java-1.4.2-ibm-18.104.22.168-1jpp.4.el4, into dist-4E-lacd-errata-candidate.
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
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if the solution does not work for you.