RHSA-2008:0123-01 Critical: java-1.5.0-sun security update
Posted on: 02/12/2008 10:35 AM

A new update is available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Here the announcement:

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Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis: Critical: java-1.5.0-sun security update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2008:0123-01
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0123.html
Issue date: 2008-02-12
CVE Names: CVE-2008-0657
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1. Summary:

Updated java-1.5.0-sun packages that correct several security issues are
now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 Extras and 5 Supplementary.

This update has been rated as having critical security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4 Extras - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Desktop version 4 Extras - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4 Extras - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4 Extras - i386, x86_64
RHEL Desktop Supplementary (v. 5 client) - i386, x86_64
RHEL Supplementary (v. 5 server) - i386, x86_64

3. Description:

The Java Runtime Environment (JRE) contains the software and tools that
users need to run applets and applications written using the Java
programming language.

These updated java-1.5.0-sun packages resolve the following security issues:

Two vulnerabilities in the Java Runtime Environment allowed an untrusted
application or applet to elevate the assigned privileges. This could be
misused by a malicious website to read and write local files or execute
local applications in the context of the user running the Java process.
(CVE-2008-0657)

Users of java-1.5.0-sun should upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain backported patches to correct these issues.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released
errata relevant to your system have been applied.

This update is available via Red Hat Network. Details on how to use
the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/FAQ_58_10188

5. Bugs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

431861 - CVE-2008-0657 java-1.5.0 Privilege escalation via unstrusted applet and application

6. Package List:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4 Extras:

i386:
java-1.5.0-sun-1.5.0.14-1jpp.2.el4.i586.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-demo-1.5.0.14-1jpp.2.el4.i586.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-devel-1.5.0.14-1jpp.2.el4.i586.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-jdbc-1.5.0.14-1jpp.2.el4.i586.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-plugin-1.5.0.14-1jpp.2.el4.i586.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-src-1.5.0.14-1jpp.2.el4.i586.rpm

x86_64:
java-1.5.0-sun-1.5.0.14-1jpp.2.el4.x86_64.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-demo-1.5.0.14-1jpp.2.el4.x86_64.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-devel-1.5.0.14-1jpp.2.el4.x86_64.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-jdbc-1.5.0.14-1jpp.2.el4.x86_64.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-src-1.5.0.14-1jpp.2.el4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Desktop version 4 Extras:

i386:
java-1.5.0-sun-1.5.0.14-1jpp.2.el4.i586.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-demo-1.5.0.14-1jpp.2.el4.i586.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-devel-1.5.0.14-1jpp.2.el4.i586.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-jdbc-1.5.0.14-1jpp.2.el4.i586.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-plugin-1.5.0.14-1jpp.2.el4.i586.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-src-1.5.0.14-1jpp.2.el4.i586.rpm

x86_64:
java-1.5.0-sun-1.5.0.14-1jpp.2.el4.x86_64.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-demo-1.5.0.14-1jpp.2.el4.x86_64.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-devel-1.5.0.14-1jpp.2.el4.x86_64.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-jdbc-1.5.0.14-1jpp.2.el4.x86_64.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-src-1.5.0.14-1jpp.2.el4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4 Extras:

i386:
java-1.5.0-sun-1.5.0.14-1jpp.2.el4.i586.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-demo-1.5.0.14-1jpp.2.el4.i586.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-devel-1.5.0.14-1jpp.2.el4.i586.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-jdbc-1.5.0.14-1jpp.2.el4.i586.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-plugin-1.5.0.14-1jpp.2.el4.i586.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-src-1.5.0.14-1jpp.2.el4.i586.rpm

x86_64:
java-1.5.0-sun-1.5.0.14-1jpp.2.el4.x86_64.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-demo-1.5.0.14-1jpp.2.el4.x86_64.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-devel-1.5.0.14-1jpp.2.el4.x86_64.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-jdbc-1.5.0.14-1jpp.2.el4.x86_64.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-src-1.5.0.14-1jpp.2.el4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4 Extras:

i386:
java-1.5.0-sun-1.5.0.14-1jpp.2.el4.i586.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-demo-1.5.0.14-1jpp.2.el4.i586.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-devel-1.5.0.14-1jpp.2.el4.i586.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-jdbc-1.5.0.14-1jpp.2.el4.i586.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-plugin-1.5.0.14-1jpp.2.el4.i586.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-src-1.5.0.14-1jpp.2.el4.i586.rpm

x86_64:
java-1.5.0-sun-1.5.0.14-1jpp.2.el4.x86_64.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-demo-1.5.0.14-1jpp.2.el4.x86_64.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-devel-1.5.0.14-1jpp.2.el4.x86_64.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-jdbc-1.5.0.14-1jpp.2.el4.x86_64.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-src-1.5.0.14-1jpp.2.el4.x86_64.rpm

RHEL Desktop Supplementary (v. 5 client):

i386:
java-1.5.0-sun-1.5.0.14-1jpp.2.el5.i586.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-demo-1.5.0.14-1jpp.2.el5.i586.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-devel-1.5.0.14-1jpp.2.el5.i586.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-jdbc-1.5.0.14-1jpp.2.el5.i586.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-plugin-1.5.0.14-1jpp.2.el5.i586.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-src-1.5.0.14-1jpp.2.el5.i586.rpm

x86_64:
java-1.5.0-sun-1.5.0.14-1jpp.2.el5.x86_64.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-demo-1.5.0.14-1jpp.2.el5.x86_64.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-devel-1.5.0.14-1jpp.2.el5.x86_64.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-jdbc-1.5.0.14-1jpp.2.el5.x86_64.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-plugin-1.5.0.14-1jpp.2.el5.i586.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-src-1.5.0.14-1jpp.2.el5.x86_64.rpm

RHEL Supplementary (v. 5 server):

i386:
java-1.5.0-sun-1.5.0.14-1jpp.2.el5.i586.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-demo-1.5.0.14-1jpp.2.el5.i586.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-devel-1.5.0.14-1jpp.2.el5.i586.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-jdbc-1.5.0.14-1jpp.2.el5.i586.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-plugin-1.5.0.14-1jpp.2.el5.i586.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-src-1.5.0.14-1jpp.2.el5.i586.rpm

x86_64:
java-1.5.0-sun-1.5.0.14-1jpp.2.el5.x86_64.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-demo-1.5.0.14-1jpp.2.el5.x86_64.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-devel-1.5.0.14-1jpp.2.el5.x86_64.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-jdbc-1.5.0.14-1jpp.2.el5.x86_64.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-plugin-1.5.0.14-1jpp.2.el5.i586.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-src-1.5.0.14-1jpp.2.el5.x86_64.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security. Our key and
details on how to verify the signature are available from
https://www.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package

7. References:

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-0657
http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#critical
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-231261-1

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is lt;secalert@redhat.comgt;. More contact
details at https://www.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

Copyright 2008 Red Hat, Inc.
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