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Security update for IBMJava2 SDK and IBMJava2 JRE

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(Last modified: 10JUL2007)


solutions Security update for IBMJava2 SDK and IBMJava2 JRE SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (3012728a973846dec5946ec81fd01aca)

Applies to

Package: IBMJava2-SDK
IBMJava2-JRE
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for x86
SUSE CORE 9 for Itanium Processor Family
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-11570
Release: 20070710
Obsoletes: ab162e263aac8d67a1f0e590dae9af36
52a05ecc644334a436812cfe238e90d1
f5b3f5adf5613e923c01c813a0923b58

Indications

Install this update.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

The IBM Java JRE/SDK has been brought to release 1.4.2 SR8 (SLES9) and 1.3.1 SR10-1 (SLES8), containing several bugfixes, including following security fixes:
  • CVE-2007-0243: A buffer overflow vulnerability in the Java(TM) Runtime Environment may 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.
  • CVE-2006-6737/CVE-2006-6736: Two vulnerabilities in the Java Runtime Environment may independently allow an untrusted applet to access data in other applets.
  • CVE-2006-6745: Two vulnerabilities in the Java(TM) Runtime Environment with serialization may independently allow an untrusted applet or application to elevate its privileges.

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-SDK.rpm IBMJava2-JRE.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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