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Security update for IBMJava2 SDK and IBMJava2 JRE

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(Last modified: 02MAR2007)


solutions Security update for IBMJava2 SDK and IBMJava2 JRE SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (6cd02174f415aecd8ba796b1f7e837da)

Applies to

Package: IBMJava2-SDK_1_4
IBMJava2-JRE_1_4
Product(s): SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM iSeries and IBM pSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM S/390 and IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for AMD64
Patch: patch-11440
Release: 20070302
Obsoletes: none

Indications

Install this update.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

This update brings IBM Java 1.4.2 to Service Refresh 7.
It contains several security fixes also fixed in SUN Java including:
  • CVE-2006-4339: fix for the RSA exponent padding attack.
  • CVE-2006-6736,CVE-2006-6737: 2 unspecified vulnerabilities that allow untrusted applets to access data in other applets.
  • CVE-2006-6745: Multiple unspecified vulnerabilities that allow applets to gain privileges related to serialization bugs in the JRE.
  • CVE-2006-6731: Multiple buffer overflows in java image handling routines that allow attackers to potentially read/write/execute local files.
A full overview is at: http://www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/java/jdk/alerts/
This update also contains timezone updates:
  • US daylightsaving time update starting 2007.
  • Western Australia daylight savings time introduction in December 2006.
  • Update to current timezone dataset.

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_1_4.rpm IBMJava2-JRE_1_4.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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