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Security update for Java


(Last modified: 06JUL2007)

solutions Security update for Java SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (d2f549cc040cd81ae4a268bb5edfe918)

Applies to

Package: java-1_4_2-sun
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 AMD64 and Intel EM64T
Zypp-Patch-Number: 3844
Release: 20070706
Obsoletes: none


Install this update.



Problem description

The Sun JAVA JDK 1.4.2 was upgraded to release 15 to fix various bugs, including the following security bugs:
  • 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.


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-sun.rpm java-1_4_2-sun-devel.rpm java-1_4_2-sun-src.rpm java-1_4_2-sun-demo.rpm java-1_4_2-sun-plugin.rpm java-1_4_2-sun-alsa.rpm java-1_4_2-sun-jdbc.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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