java (jre, j2sdk) (SSA:2005-170-01)
Posted on: 06/20/2005 07:07 AM

Sun has released a couple of security advisories pertaining to both the Java Runtime Environment and the Standard Edition Development Kit. These could allow applets to read or write to local files. For more details, Sun's advisories may be found here:

http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-101748-1
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-101749-1

Slackware repackage's Sun's Java(TM) binaries without changing them, so the packages from Slackware -current should be used for all glibc based Slackware versions.

Here are the details from the Slackware -current ChangeLog:
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Sun Jun 19 21:45:07 PDT 2005
l/jre-1_5_0_03-i586-1.tgz: This already-issued package fixes some
recently announced security issues that could allow applets to read
or write to local files. See:
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-101748-1
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-101749-1
(* Security fix *)
extra/j2sdk-1.5.0_03/j2sdk-1_5_0_03-i586-1.tgz: Fixed the slack-desc
to not include the release version to prevent future mishaps. :-)
This already-issued package fixes some recently announced security
issues that could allow applets to read or write to local files.
See:
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-101748-1
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-101749-1
(* Security fix *)
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Where to find the new packages:
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Updated packages for Slackware 8.1, 9.0, 9.1, 10.0, 10.1, and -current:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/slackware/l/jre-1_5_0_03-i586-1.tgz
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/extra/j2sdk-1.5.0_03/j2sdk-1_5_0_03-i586-1.tgz


MD5 signatures:
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5835b357ea9cb0d3587a163a98bcaeb3 jre-1_5_0_03-i586-1.tgz
9248ab96512ac91b589d338aa4af535c j2sdk-1_5_0_03-i586-1.tgz


Installation instructions:
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Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg jre-1_5_0_03-i586-1.tgz


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Slackware Linux Security Team
http://slackware.com/gpg-key
security@slackware.com


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