RHSA-2008:0245-01 Moderate: java-1.6.0-bea security update
Posted on: 04/28/2008 11:00 AM

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

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Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis: Moderate: java-1.6.0-bea security update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2008:0245-01
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0245.html
Issue date: 2008-04-28
CVE Names: CVE-2008-0628 CVE-2008-1187 CVE-2008-1193
CVE-2008-1194
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1. Summary:

Updated java-1.6.0-bea packages that correct several security issues are
now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Supplementary.

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

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

RHEL Desktop Supplementary (v. 5 client) - i386, x86_64
RHEL Supplementary (v. 5 server) - i386, x86_64

3. Description:

The BEA WebLogic JRockit 1.6.0_03 JRE and SDK contain BEA WebLogic JRockit
Virtual Machine 1.6.0_03, and are certified for the Java 6 Platform,
Standard Edition, v1.6.0.

The Java XML parsing code processed external entity references even when
the "external general entities" property was set to "FALSE". This allowed
remote attackers to conduct XML External Entity (XXE) attacks, possibly
causing a denial of service, or gaining access to restricted resources.
(CVE-2008-0628)

A flaw was found in the Java XSLT processing classes. An untrusted
application or applet could cause a denial of service, or execute arbitrary
code with the permissions of the user running the JRE. (CVE-2008-1187)

A flaw was found in the JRE image parsing libraries. An untrusted
application or applet could cause a denial of service, or possible execute
arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running the JRE.
(CVE-2008-1193)

A flaw was found in the JRE color management library. An untrusted
application or applet could trigger a denial of service (JVM crash).
(CVE-2008-1194)

The vulnerabilities concerning applets listed above can only be triggered
in java-1.6.0-bea, by calling the "appletviewer" application.

Users of java-1.6.0-bea are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which resolve 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/):

431416 - CVE-2008-0628 java-1.6.0 default external entity processing
436030 - CVE-2008-1187 Untrusted applet and application XSLT processing privilege escalation
436296 - CVE-2008-1193 JRE image parsing library allows privilege escalation (CVE-2008-1194)

6. Package List:

RHEL Desktop Supplementary (v. 5 client):

i386:
java-1.6.0-bea-1.6.0.03-1jpp.2.el5.i686.rpm
java-1.6.0-bea-demo-1.6.0.03-1jpp.2.el5.i686.rpm
java-1.6.0-bea-devel-1.6.0.03-1jpp.2.el5.i686.rpm
java-1.6.0-bea-jdbc-1.6.0.03-1jpp.2.el5.i686.rpm
java-1.6.0-bea-missioncontrol-1.6.0.03-1jpp.2.el5.i686.rpm
java-1.6.0-bea-src-1.6.0.03-1jpp.2.el5.i686.rpm

x86_64:
java-1.6.0-bea-1.6.0.03-1jpp.2.el5.x86_64.rpm
java-1.6.0-bea-demo-1.6.0.03-1jpp.2.el5.x86_64.rpm
java-1.6.0-bea-devel-1.6.0.03-1jpp.2.el5.x86_64.rpm
java-1.6.0-bea-jdbc-1.6.0.03-1jpp.2.el5.x86_64.rpm
java-1.6.0-bea-missioncontrol-1.6.0.03-1jpp.2.el5.x86_64.rpm
java-1.6.0-bea-src-1.6.0.03-1jpp.2.el5.x86_64.rpm

RHEL Supplementary (v. 5 server):

i386:
java-1.6.0-bea-1.6.0.03-1jpp.2.el5.i686.rpm
java-1.6.0-bea-demo-1.6.0.03-1jpp.2.el5.i686.rpm
java-1.6.0-bea-devel-1.6.0.03-1jpp.2.el5.i686.rpm
java-1.6.0-bea-jdbc-1.6.0.03-1jpp.2.el5.i686.rpm
java-1.6.0-bea-missioncontrol-1.6.0.03-1jpp.2.el5.i686.rpm
java-1.6.0-bea-src-1.6.0.03-1jpp.2.el5.i686.rpm

x86_64:
java-1.6.0-bea-1.6.0.03-1jpp.2.el5.x86_64.rpm
java-1.6.0-bea-demo-1.6.0.03-1jpp.2.el5.x86_64.rpm
java-1.6.0-bea-devel-1.6.0.03-1jpp.2.el5.x86_64.rpm
java-1.6.0-bea-jdbc-1.6.0.03-1jpp.2.el5.x86_64.rpm
java-1.6.0-bea-missioncontrol-1.6.0.03-1jpp.2.el5.x86_64.rpm
java-1.6.0-bea-src-1.6.0.03-1jpp.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-2008-0628
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1187
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1193
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1194
http://dev2dev.bea.com/pub/advisory/277
http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#moderate

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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