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(Last modified: 16JUL2007)


solutions Security update for Java SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (dc35750a80dacaad950b2c1075b2b499)

Applies to

Package: java-1_5_0-ibm
java-1_5_0-ibm-devel
java-1_5_0-ibm-jdbc
java-1_5_0-ibm-plugin
java-1_5_0-ibm-alsa
java-1_5_0-ibm-demo
java-1_5_0-ibm-src
Product(s): SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 SP1 for x86
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 SP1 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1 for x86
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1 for IPF
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1 for IBM POWER
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1 for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
Zypp-Patch-Number: 3891
Release: 20070716
Obsoletes: none

Indications

Install this update.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

The IBM Java JRE/SDK has been brought to release 1.4.2 SR8, containing several bugfixes, including the following security fixes:
  • CVE-2007-0243: A buffer overflow vulnerability in the Java(TM) Runtime Environment may allow an untrusted applet to elevate its privileges. For example, an applet may grant itself permissions to read and write local files or execute local applications that are accessible to the user running the untrusted applet.
  • CVE-2006-6737/CVE-2006-6736: Two vulnerabilities in the Java Runtime Environment may independently allow an untrusted applet to access data in other applets.
  • CVE-2006-6745: Two vulnerabilities in the Java(TM) Runtime Environment with serialization may independently allow an untrusted applet or application to elevate its privileges.

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 java-1_5_0-ibm.rpm java-1_5_0-ibm-devel.rpm java-1_5_0-ibm-jdbc.rpm java-1_5_0-ibm-plugin.rpm java-1_5_0-ibm-alsa.rpm java-1_5_0-ibm-demo.rpm java-1_5_0-ibm-src.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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