RHSA-2008:0595-01 Critical: java-1.5.0-sun security update
Posted on: 07/14/2008 06:55 PM

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-2008:0595-01
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0595.html
Issue date: 2008-07-14
CVE Names: CVE-2008-3103 CVE-2008-3104 CVE-2008-3107
CVE-2008-3111 CVE-2008-3112 CVE-2008-3113
CVE-2008-3114
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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.

A vulnerability was found in the Java Management Extensions (JMX)
management agent, when local monitoring is enabled. This allowed remote
attackers to perform illegal operations. (CVE-2008-3103)

Multiple vulnerabilities with unsigned applets were reported. A remote
attacker could misuse an unsigned applet to connect to localhost services
running on the host running the applet. (CVE-2008-3104)

A Java Runtime Environment (JRE) vulnerability could be triggered by an
untrusted application or applet. A remote attacker could grant an untrusted
applet extended privileges such as reading and writing local files, or
executing local programs. (CVE-2008-3107)

Several buffer overflow vulnerabilities in Java Web Start were reported.
These vulnerabilities may allow an untrusted Java Web Start application to
elevate its privileges and thereby grant itself permission to read and/or
write local files, as well as to execute local applications accessible to
the user running the untrusted application. (CVE-2008-3111)

Two file processing vulnerabilities in Java Web Start were found. A remote
attacker, by means of an untrusted Java Web Start application, was able to
create or delete arbitrary files with the permissions of the user running
the untrusted application. (CVE-2008-3112, CVE-2008-3113)

A vulnerability in Java Web Start when processing untrusted applications
was reported. An attacker was able to acquire sensitive information, such
as the cache location. (CVE-2008-3114)

Users of java-1.5.0-sun should upgrade to these updated packages, which
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/):

452658 - CVE-2008-3107 JDK untrusted applet/application privilege escalation (6661918)
452659 - CVE-2008-3103 OpenJDK JMX allows illegal operations with local monitoring (6332953)
454601 - CVE-2008-3104 Java RE allows Same Origin Policy to be Bypassed (6687932)
454605 - CVE-2008-3111 Java Web Start Buffer overflow vulnerabilities (6557220)
454606 - CVE-2008-3112 Java Web Start, arbitrary file creation (6703909)
454607 - CVE-2008-3113 Java Web Start arbitrary file creation/deletion file with user permissions (6704077)
454608 - CVE-2008-3114 Java Web Start, untrusted application may determine Cache Location (6704074)

6. Package List:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4 Extras:

i386:
java-1.5.0-sun-1.5.0.16-1jpp.2.el4.i586.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-demo-1.5.0.16-1jpp.2.el4.i586.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-devel-1.5.0.16-1jpp.2.el4.i586.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-jdbc-1.5.0.16-1jpp.2.el4.i586.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-plugin-1.5.0.16-1jpp.2.el4.i586.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-src-1.5.0.16-1jpp.2.el4.i586.rpm

x86_64:
java-1.5.0-sun-1.5.0.16-1jpp.2.el4.x86_64.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-demo-1.5.0.16-1jpp.2.el4.x86_64.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-devel-1.5.0.16-1jpp.2.el4.x86_64.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-jdbc-1.5.0.16-1jpp.2.el4.x86_64.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-src-1.5.0.16-1jpp.2.el4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Desktop version 4 Extras:

i386:
java-1.5.0-sun-1.5.0.16-1jpp.2.el4.i586.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-demo-1.5.0.16-1jpp.2.el4.i586.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-devel-1.5.0.16-1jpp.2.el4.i586.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-jdbc-1.5.0.16-1jpp.2.el4.i586.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-plugin-1.5.0.16-1jpp.2.el4.i586.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-src-1.5.0.16-1jpp.2.el4.i586.rpm

x86_64:
java-1.5.0-sun-1.5.0.16-1jpp.2.el4.x86_64.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-demo-1.5.0.16-1jpp.2.el4.x86_64.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-devel-1.5.0.16-1jpp.2.el4.x86_64.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-jdbc-1.5.0.16-1jpp.2.el4.x86_64.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-src-1.5.0.16-1jpp.2.el4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4 Extras:

i386:
java-1.5.0-sun-1.5.0.16-1jpp.2.el4.i586.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-demo-1.5.0.16-1jpp.2.el4.i586.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-devel-1.5.0.16-1jpp.2.el4.i586.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-jdbc-1.5.0.16-1jpp.2.el4.i586.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-plugin-1.5.0.16-1jpp.2.el4.i586.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-src-1.5.0.16-1jpp.2.el4.i586.rpm

x86_64:
java-1.5.0-sun-1.5.0.16-1jpp.2.el4.x86_64.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-demo-1.5.0.16-1jpp.2.el4.x86_64.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-devel-1.5.0.16-1jpp.2.el4.x86_64.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-jdbc-1.5.0.16-1jpp.2.el4.x86_64.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-src-1.5.0.16-1jpp.2.el4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4 Extras:

i386:
java-1.5.0-sun-1.5.0.16-1jpp.2.el4.i586.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-demo-1.5.0.16-1jpp.2.el4.i586.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-devel-1.5.0.16-1jpp.2.el4.i586.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-jdbc-1.5.0.16-1jpp.2.el4.i586.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-plugin-1.5.0.16-1jpp.2.el4.i586.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-src-1.5.0.16-1jpp.2.el4.i586.rpm

x86_64:
java-1.5.0-sun-1.5.0.16-1jpp.2.el4.x86_64.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-demo-1.5.0.16-1jpp.2.el4.x86_64.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-devel-1.5.0.16-1jpp.2.el4.x86_64.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-jdbc-1.5.0.16-1jpp.2.el4.x86_64.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-src-1.5.0.16-1jpp.2.el4.x86_64.rpm

RHEL Desktop Supplementary (v. 5 client):

i386:
java-1.5.0-sun-1.5.0.16-1jpp.2.el5.i586.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-demo-1.5.0.16-1jpp.2.el5.i586.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-devel-1.5.0.16-1jpp.2.el5.i586.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-jdbc-1.5.0.16-1jpp.2.el5.i586.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-plugin-1.5.0.16-1jpp.2.el5.i586.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-src-1.5.0.16-1jpp.2.el5.i586.rpm

x86_64:
java-1.5.0-sun-1.5.0.16-1jpp.2.el5.x86_64.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-demo-1.5.0.16-1jpp.2.el5.x86_64.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-devel-1.5.0.16-1jpp.2.el5.x86_64.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-jdbc-1.5.0.16-1jpp.2.el5.x86_64.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-plugin-1.5.0.16-1jpp.2.el5.i586.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-src-1.5.0.16-1jpp.2.el5.x86_64.rpm

RHEL Supplementary (v. 5 server):

i386:
java-1.5.0-sun-1.5.0.16-1jpp.2.el5.i586.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-demo-1.5.0.16-1jpp.2.el5.i586.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-devel-1.5.0.16-1jpp.2.el5.i586.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-jdbc-1.5.0.16-1jpp.2.el5.i586.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-plugin-1.5.0.16-1jpp.2.el5.i586.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-src-1.5.0.16-1jpp.2.el5.i586.rpm

x86_64:
java-1.5.0-sun-1.5.0.16-1jpp.2.el5.x86_64.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-demo-1.5.0.16-1jpp.2.el5.x86_64.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-devel-1.5.0.16-1jpp.2.el5.x86_64.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-jdbc-1.5.0.16-1jpp.2.el5.x86_64.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-plugin-1.5.0.16-1jpp.2.el5.i586.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-src-1.5.0.16-1jpp.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-2008-3103
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-3104
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-3107
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-3111
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-3112
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-3113
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-3114
http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#critical

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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