GLSA 200804-20 Sun JDK/JRE: Multiple vulnerabilities
Posted on: 04/18/2008 01:10 AM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - Sun JDK/JRE: Multiple vulnerabilities. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200804-20
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: Sun JDK/JRE: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: April 17, 2008
Bugs: #178851, #178962, #183580, #185256, #194711, #212425
ID: 200804-20

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Synopsis
========

Multiple vulnerabilities have been identified in Sun Java Development
Kit (JDK) and Java Runtime Environment (JRE).

Background
==========

The Sun Java Development Kit (JDK) and the Sun Java Runtime Environment
(JRE) provide the Sun Java platform.

Affected packages
=================

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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 dev-java/sun-jre-bin lt; 1.6.0.05 gt;= 1.6.0.05
*gt;= 1.5.0.15
*gt;= 1.4.2.17
2 dev-java/sun-jdk lt; 1.6.0.05 gt;= 1.6.0.05
*gt;= 1.5.0.15
*gt;= 1.4.2.17
3 app-emulation/emul-linux-x86-java lt; 1.6.0.05 gt;= 1.6.0.05
*gt;= 1.5.0.15
*gt;= 1.4.2.17
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3 affected packages on all of their supported architectures.
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Description
===========

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Sun Java:

* Daniel Soeder discovered that a long codebase attribute string in a
JNLP file will overflow a stack variable when launched by Java
WebStart (CVE-2007-3655).

* Multiple vulnerabilities (CVE-2007-2435, CVE-2007-2788,
CVE-2007-2789) that were previously reported as GLSA 200705-23 and
GLSA 200706-08 also affect 1.4 and 1.6 SLOTs, which was not mentioned
in the initial revision of said GLSAs.

* The Zero Day Initiative, TippingPoint and John Heasman reported
multiple buffer overflows and unspecified vulnerabilities in Java Web
Start (CVE-2008-1188, CVE-2008-1189, CVE-2008-1190, CVE-2008-1191).

* Hisashi Kojima of Fujitsu and JPCERT/CC reported a security issue
when performing XSLT transformations (CVE-2008-1187).

* CERT/CC reported a Stack-based buffer overflow in Java Web Start
when using JNLP files (CVE-2008-1196).

* Azul Systems reported an unspecified vulnerability that allows
applets to escalate their privileges (CVE-2007-5689).

* Billy Rios, Dan Boneh, Collin Jackson, Adam Barth, Andrew Bortz,
Weidong Shao, and David Byrne discovered multiple instances where
Java applets or JavaScript programs run within browsers do not pin
DNS hostnames to a single IP address, allowing for DNS rebinding
attacks (CVE-2007-5232, CVE-2007-5273, CVE-2007-5274).

* Peter Csepely reported that Java Web Start does not properly
enforce access restrictions for untrusted applications
(CVE-2007-5237, CVE-2007-5238).

* Java Web Start does not properly enforce access restrictions for
untrusted Java applications and applets, when handling drag-and-drop
operations (CVE-2007-5239).

* Giorgio Maone discovered that warnings for untrusted code can be
hidden under applications' windows (CVE-2007-5240).

* Fujitsu reported two security issues where security restrictions of
web applets and applications were not properly enforced
(CVE-2008-1185, CVE-2008-1186).

* John Heasman of NGSSoftware discovered that the Java Plug-in does
not properly enforce the same origin policy (CVE-2008-1192).

* Chris Evans of the Google Security Team discovered multiple
unspecified vulnerabilities within the Java Runtime Environment Image
Parsing Library (CVE-2008-1193, CVE-2008-1194).

* Gregory Fleischer reported that web content fetched via the "jar:"
protocol was not subject to network access restrictions
(CVE-2008-1195).

* Chris Evans and Johannes Henkel of the Google Security Team
reported that the XML parsing code retrieves external entities even
when that feature is disabled (CVE-2008-0628).

* Multiple unspecified vulnerabilities might allow for escalation of
privileges (CVE-2008-0657).

Impact
======

A remote attacker could entice a user to run a specially crafted applet
on a website or start an application in Java Web Start to execute
arbitrary code outside of the Java sandbox and of the Java security
restrictions with the privileges of the user running Java. The attacker
could also obtain sensitive information, create, modify, rename and
read local files, execute local applications, establish connections in
the local network, bypass the same origin policy, and cause a Denial of
Service via multiple vectors.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All Sun JRE users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "dev-java/sun-jre-bin"

All Sun JDK users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "dev-java/sun-jdk"

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

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "app-emulation/emul-linux-x86-java"

References
==========

[ 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
[ 4 ] CVE-2007-3655
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-3655
[ 5 ] CVE-2007-5232
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-5232
[ 6 ] CVE-2007-5237
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-5237
[ 7 ] CVE-2007-5238
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-5238
[ 8 ] CVE-2007-5239
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-5239
[ 9 ] CVE-2007-5240
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-5240
[ 10 ] CVE-2007-5273
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-5273
[ 11 ] CVE-2007-5274
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-5274
[ 12 ] CVE-2007-5689
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-5689
[ 13 ] CVE-2008-0628
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-0628
[ 14 ] CVE-2008-0657
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-0657
[ 15 ] CVE-2008-1185
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1185
[ 16 ] CVE-2008-1186
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1186
[ 17 ] CVE-2008-1187
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1187
[ 18 ] CVE-2008-1188
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1188
[ 19 ] CVE-2008-1189
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1189
[ 20 ] CVE-2008-1190
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1190
[ 21 ] CVE-2008-1191
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1191
[ 22 ] CVE-2008-1192
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1192
[ 23 ] CVE-2008-1193
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1193
[ 24 ] CVE-2008-1194
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1194
[ 25 ] CVE-2008-1195
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1195
[ 26 ] CVE-2008-1196
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1196
[ 27 ] GLSA 200705-23
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200705-23.xml
[ 28 ] GLSA 200706-08
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200706-08.xml

Availability
============

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

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200804-20.xml

Concerns?
=========

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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