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Security update for IBMJava2-JRE and IBMJava2-SDK

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(Last modified: 03APR2006)


solutions Security update for IBMJava2-JRE and IBMJava2-SDK SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (52a05ecc644334a436812cfe238e90d1)

Applies to

Package: IBMJava2-JRE
IBMJava2-SDK
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-10936
Release: 20060403
Obsoletes: none

Indications

Security sensible systems used in network environment.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

The update fixes several problems:
  • Seven vulnerabilities with the use of "reflection" APIs in the Java 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.
  • Three security vulnerabilities with the use of "reflection" APIs in the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) may (independently) allow an untrusted applet to elevate its privileges. For example, an untrusted 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.
These issues are the same as the ones tracked in the Mitre CVE Ids CVE-2006-0614, CVE-2006-0615, CVE-2006-0616, and CVE-2006-0617.

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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