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Security update for IBM Java2 JRE and SDK

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(Last modified: 17OCT2007)


solutions Security update for IBM Java2 JRE and SDK SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (1d3d4cc05bdfc425f875a1d8a7ef9b7e)

Applies to

Package: IBMJava2-JRE
IBMJava2-SDK
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for x86
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM POWER
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM S/390 31bit
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE LINUX Retail Solution 8
SuSE Linux School Server for i386
SuSE Linux Standard Server 8
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for x86
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM iSeries and IBM pSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for AMD64
Novell Linux POS 9
Open Enterprise Server
SuSE Linux Openexchange Server 4
Patch: patch-11918
Release: 20071017
Obsoletes: 3012728a973846dec5946ec81fd01aca

Indications

Install this update.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

The IBM Java JRE/SDK has been brought to release 1.4.2 SR9 and 1.3.1 SR11, containing several bugfixes, including the following security fixes:
  • CVE-2007-2788,CVE-2007-2789,CVE-2007-3004,CVE-2007-3005: A buffer overflow vulnerability in the image parsing code in the Java(TM) Runtime Environment may allow an untrusted applet or application 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. A second vulnerability may allow an untrusted applet or application to cause the Java Virtual Machine to hang.
  • CVE-2007-3655: A buffer overflow vulnerability in the Java Web Start URL parsing code may allow an untrusted application to elevate its privileges. For example, an application may grant itself permissions to read and write local files or execute local applications with the privileges of the user running the Java Web Start application.
  • CVE-2007-3922: A security vulnerability in the Java Runtime Environment Applet Class Loader may allow an untrusted applet that is loaded from a remote system to circumvent network access restrictions and establish socket connections to certain services running on the local host, as if it were loaded from the system that the applet is running on. This may allow the untrusted remote applet the ability to exploit any security vulnerabilities existing in the services it has connected to. For more information see: http://www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/java/jdk/alerts/

Solution

Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh IBMJava2-JRE.rpm IBMJava2-SDK.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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