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Security update for Java2

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(Last modified: 28MAR2008)


solutions Security update for Java2 SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (981c2591380984c2225999d768ea9e97)

Applies to

Package: java2
java2-jre
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for x86
SUSE CORE 9 for Itanium Processor Family
SUSE CORE 9 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86_64
Novell Linux POS 9
Open Enterprise Server
Patch: patch-12126
Release: 20080328
Obsoletes: 9d8cb03291c8cdf9cfec381e38bd6b88
6cf78a45cabbf7bd933ed63d049372c4

Indications

Install this update.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

Sun Java was updated to 1.4.2u17 to fix following security vulnerabilities:
  • CVE-2008-1158: Unspecified vulnerability in the Virtual Machine for Sun Java Runtime Environment (JRE) and JDK 6 Update 4 and earlier, 5.0 Update 14 and earlier, and SDK/JRE 1.4.2_16 and earlier allows remote attackers should gain privileges via an untrusted application or applet, a different issue than CVE-2008-1186.
  • CVE-2008-1186: Unspecified vulnerability in the Virtual Machine for Sun Java Runtime Environment (JRE) and JDK 5.0 Update 13 and earlier, and SDK/JRE 1.4.2_16 and earlier, allows remote attackers to gain privileges via an untrusted application or applet, a different issue than CVE-2008-1185.
  • CVE-2008-1187: Unspecified vulnerability in Sun Java Runtime Environment (JRE) and JDK 6 Update 4 and earlier, 5.0 Update 14 and earlier, and SDK/JRE 1.4.2_16 and earlier allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (JRE crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via unknown vectors related to XSLT transforms.
  • CVE-2008-1189: Buffer overflow in Java Web Start in Sun JDK and JRE 6 Update 4 and earlier, 5.0 Update 14 and earlier, and SDK/JRE 1.4.2_16 and earlier allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via unknown vectors, a different issue than CVE-2008-1188.
  • CVE-2008-1190: Unspecified vulnerability in Java Web Start in Sun JDK and JRE 6 Update 4 and earlier, 5.0 Update 14 and earlier, and SDK/JRE 1.4.2_16 and earlier allows remote attackers to gain privileges via an untrusted application, a different issue than CVE-2008-1191.
  • CVE-2008-1192: Unspecified vulnerability in the Java Plug-in for Sun JDK and JRE 6 Update 4 and earlier, and 5.0 Update 14 and earlier; and SDK and JRE 1.4.2_16 and earlier, and 1.3.1_21 and earlier; allows remote attackers to bypass the same origin policy and "execute local applications" via unknown vectors.
  • CVE-2008-1195: Unspecified vulnerability in Sun JDK and Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6 Update 4 and earlier and 5.0 Update 14 and earlier; and SDK and JRE 1.4.2_16 and earlier; allows remote attackers to access arbitrary network services on the local host via unspecified vectors related to JavaScript and Java APIs.
  • CVE-2008-1196: Stack-based buffer overflow in Java Web Start (javaws.exe) in Sun JDK and JRE 6 Update 4 and earlier and 5.0 Update 14 and earlier; and SDK and JRE 1.4.2_16 and earlier; allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted JNLP file.

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 -Fhv 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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