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Security update for Java2


(Last modified: 20JUN2005)

solutions Security update for Java2 SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (b5567e88bcedd66fdf6fc0178b4246a5)

Applies to

Package: java2
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for x86
SUSE CORE 9 for Itanium Processor Family
SUSE CORE 9 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
SuSE Linux Desktop 1.0
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86_64
Open Enterprise Server
Patch: patch-10258
Release: 20050620
Obsoletes: none


Everyone should update.



Problem description

This update fixes two security bugs in the java implementation. Java Web Start can be exploited remotely due to an error in input validation of tags in JNLP files. An attacker can pass arbitrary command-line options to the virtual machine to disable the sandbox and get access to files (CAN-2005-0836).
The second bug is equal to the first one but can also triggered by untrusted applets (CAN-2005-1974).


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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