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solutions Security update for IBM Java 1.5.0 SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (5544d25cb52fbadcc4de5bfd2d3654a1)

Applies to

Package: java-1_5_0-ibm
java-1_5_0-ibm-alsa
java-1_5_0-ibm-demo
java-1_5_0-ibm-devel
java-1_5_0-ibm-fonts
java-1_5_0-ibm-jdbc
java-1_5_0-ibm-plugin
java-1_5_0-ibm-src
Product(s): SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 SP1 for x86
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 SP1 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1 for x86
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1 for IBM POWER
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1 for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
Zypp-Patch-Number: 4544
Release: 20071017
Obsoletes: none

Indications

Install this update.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

The IBM Java JRE/SDK has been brought to release 1.5.0 SR5a, 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 java-1_5_0-ibm.rpm java-1_5_0-ibm-alsa.rpm java-1_5_0-ibm-demo.rpm java-1_5_0-ibm-devel.rpm java-1_5_0-ibm-fonts.rpm java-1_5_0-ibm-jdbc.rpm java-1_5_0-ibm-plugin.rpm java-1_5_0-ibm-src.rpm

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