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Recommended update for IBM Java


(Last modified: 14MAR2007)

solutions Recommended update for IBM Java SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (d2a6345b6e38d157d344542c617d592e)

Applies to

Package: java-1_4_2-ibm
Product(s): SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1 Upgrade for x86
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1 Upgrade for IPF
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1 Upgrade for IBM POWER
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1 Upgrade for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1 Upgrade for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
Zypp-Patch-Number: 2752
Release: 20070314
Obsoletes: none


These packages are the updates for Service Pack 1 of SUSE Linux Enterprise
10. Install them to have your system at SP1 level.



Problem description

  • service and security update to 1.4.2 sr 7 (Bug #233584) ... fixed bugs among others:
    • "Intermittent HTTPS SocketException: Unexpected end of file"
    • "USA 2007 DST tz change"
    • "Bleichenbacher exploit for RSA Signatures"
    • "Buffer overflow vulnerabilties in JRE"
  • for detailed list of changes between sr4 and sr7 see fixes.html in doc dir
  • added the /usr/share/doc/packages/java-1_4_2-ibm/fixes.html file
  • update to 1.4.2 sr7 (Feature request #301576)
  • update to 1.4.2 sr6 (feature#301576)
  • update to 1.4.2 sr5
  • naming scheme according to ibm naming
  • * added /usr/share/fonts/truetype to appendedfontpath in{zh_CN,zh_HK,zh_TW}.SuSE; not sure if this helps since I think that{zh_CN,zh_HK,zh_TW} is read instead; therefore question remains who is responsible to copy .{zh_CN,zh_HK,zh_TW}.SuSE to .{zh_CN,zh_HK,zh_TW} (maybe fonts-config?)


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_4_2-ibm.rpm java-1_4_2-ibm-devel.rpm java-1_4_2-ibm-plugin.rpm java-1_4_2-ibm-jdbc.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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