GLSA 200706-08 emul-linux-x86-java: Multiple vulnerabilities
Posted on: 06/27/2007 01:00 AM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - emul-linux-x86-java: Multiple vulnerabilities. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200706-08
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: emul-linux-x86-java: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: June 26, 2007
Bugs: #178962
ID: 200706-08

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Synopsis
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Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in emul-linux-x86-java,
possibly resulting in the execution of arbitrary code or a Denial of
Service.

Background
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emul-linux-x86-java is the 32 bit version of the Sun's J2SE Development
Kit.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 app-emulation/emul-linux-x86-java lt; 1.5.0.11 gt;= 1.5.0.11

Description
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Chris Evans of the Google Security Team has discovered an integer
overflow in the ICC parser, and another vulnerability in the BMP
parser. An unspecified vulnerability involving an "incorrect use of
system classes" was reported by the Fujitsu security team.

Impact
======

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted
image, possibly resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user running Emul-linux-x86-java. They also could
entice a user to open a specially crafted BMP image, resulting in a
Denial of Service. Note that these vulnerabilities may also be
triggered by a tool processing image files automatically.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All Emul-linux-x86-java users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=app-emulation/emul-linux-x86-java-1.5.0.11"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2007-2435
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-2435
[ 2 ] CVE-2007-2788
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-2788
[ 3 ] CVE-2007-2789
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-2789

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200706-08.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2007 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5



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