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Security update for Java 2


(Last modified: 06JUL2007)

solutions Security update for Java 2 SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (90864743019d987b918e58f9bba908b8)

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
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
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86_64
Novell Linux POS 9
Open Enterprise Server
SuSE Linux Openexchange Server 4
Patch: patch-11567
Release: 20070706
Obsoletes: b61d3cf1f87c35751e465d9d7a361d47


SUN Java was upgraded to 1.3.1_20 for SLES 8, and 1.4.2_15 for SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 1 and SLES 9.
Following security problems were fixed:
  • CVE-2007-2788 / CVE-2007-3004: Integer overflow in the embedded ICC profile image parser in Sun Java Development Kit (JDK), allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (JVM crash) via a crafted JPEG or BMP file.
  • CVE-2007-2789 / CVE-2007-3005: The BMP image parser in Sun Java Development Kit (JDK), on Unix/Linux systems, allows remote attackers to trigger the opening of arbitrary local files via a crafted BMP file, which causes a denial of service (system hang) in certain cases such as /dev/tty, and has other unspecified impact.
  • CVE-2007-0243: Buffer overflow in Sun JDK and Java Runtime Environment (JRE) allows applets to gain privileges via a GIF image with a block with a 0 width field, which triggers memory corruption.


Problem description


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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