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Security update for Java2

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(Last modified: 25JAN2005)


solutions Security update for Java2 SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (782bc79c0ff0ddb58008cb48b00673f8)

Applies to

Package: java2
java2-jre
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for x86
SUSE CORE 9 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
SuSE Linux Desktop 1.0
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 AMD64
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86
SuSE Linux Openexchange Server 4
Patch: patch-9788
Release: 20050125
Obsoletes: none

Indications

Install if you are using Java.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

A vulnerability in the Java plug-in may allow an untrusted applet to escalate
privileges, through JavaScript calling into Java code, including reading and
writing files with the privileges of the user running the applet. (Mitre CVE
ID CAN-2004-1029)

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 java2.rpm java2-jre.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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