RHSA-2009:1584-01 Important: java-1.6.0-openjdk security update
Posted on: 11/16/2009 06:05 PM

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

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Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis: Important: java-1.6.0-openjdk security update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2009:1584-01
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-1584.html
Issue date: 2009-11-16
CVE Names: CVE-2009-2409 CVE-2009-3728 CVE-2009-3869
CVE-2009-3871 CVE-2009-3873 CVE-2009-3874
CVE-2009-3875 CVE-2009-3876 CVE-2009-3877
CVE-2009-3879 CVE-2009-3880 CVE-2009-3881
CVE-2009-3882 CVE-2009-3883 CVE-2009-3884
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1. Summary:

Updated java-1.6.0-openjdk packages that fix several security issues are
now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

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

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server) - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client) - i386, x86_64

3. Description:

These packages provide the OpenJDK 6 Java Runtime Environment and the
OpenJDK 6 Software Development Kit. The Java Runtime Environment (JRE)
contains the software and tools that users need to run applications written
using the Java programming language.

An integer overflow flaw and buffer overflow flaws were found in the way
the JRE processed image files. An untrusted applet or application could use
these flaws to extend its privileges, allowing it to read and write local
files, as well as to execute local applications with the privileges of the
user running the applet or application. (CVE-2009-3869, CVE-2009-3871,
CVE-2009-3873, CVE-2009-3874)

An information leak was found in the JRE. An untrusted applet or
application could use this flaw to extend its privileges, allowing it to
read and write local files, as well as to execute local applications with
the privileges of the user running the applet or application. (CVE-2009-3881)

It was discovered that the JRE still accepts certificates with MD2 hash
signatures, even though MD2 is no longer considered a cryptographically
strong algorithm. This could make it easier for an attacker to create a
malicious certificate that would be treated as trusted by the JRE. With
this update, the JRE disables the use of the MD2 algorithm inside
signatures by default. (CVE-2009-2409)

A timing attack flaw was found in the way the JRE processed HMAC digests.
This flaw could aid an attacker using forged digital signatures to bypass
authentication checks. (CVE-2009-3875)

Two denial of service flaws were found in the JRE. These could be exploited
in server-side application scenarios that process DER-encoded
(Distinguished Encoding Rules) data. (CVE-2009-3876, CVE-2009-3877)

An information leak was found in the way the JRE handled color profiles. An
attacker could use this flaw to discover the existence of files outside of
the color profiles directory. (CVE-2009-3728)

A flaw in the JRE with passing arrays to the X11GraphicsDevice API was
found. An untrusted applet or application could use this flaw to access and
modify the list of supported graphics configurations. This flaw could also
lead to sensitive information being leaked to unprivileged code.
(CVE-2009-3879)

It was discovered that the JRE passed entire objects to the logging API.
This could lead to sensitive information being leaked to either untrusted
or lower-privileged code from an attacker-controlled applet which has
access to the logging API and is therefore able to manipulate (read and/or
call) the passed objects. (CVE-2009-3880)

Potential information leaks were found in various mutable static variables.
These could be exploited in application scenarios that execute untrusted
scripting code. (CVE-2009-3882, CVE-2009-3883)

An information leak was found in the way the TimeZone.getTimeZone method
was handled. This method could load time zone files that are outside of the
[JRE_HOME]/lib/zi/ directory, allowing a remote attacker to probe the local
file system. (CVE-2009-3884)

Note: The flaws concerning applets in this advisory, CVE-2009-3869,
CVE-2009-3871, CVE-2009-3873, CVE-2009-3874, CVE-2009-3879, CVE-2009-3880,
CVE-2009-3881 and CVE-2009-3884, can only be triggered in
java-1.6.0-openjdk by calling the "appletviewer" application.

All users of java-1.6.0-openjdk are advised to upgrade to these updated
packages, which resolve these issues. All running instances of OpenJDK Java
must be restarted for the update to take effect.

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/docs/DOC-11259

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

510197 - CVE-2009-2409 deprecate MD2 in SSL cert validation (Kaminsky)
530053 - CVE-2009-3873 OpenJDK JPEG Image Writer quantization problem (6862968)
530057 - CVE-2009-3875 OpenJDK MessageDigest.isEqual introduces timing attack vulnerabilities (6863503)
530061 - CVE-2009-3876 OpenJDK ASN.1/DER input stream parser denial of service (6864911) CVE-2009-3877
530062 - CVE-2009-3869 OpenJDK JRE AWT setDifflCM stack overflow (6872357)
530063 - CVE-2009-3871 OpenJDK JRE AWT setBytePixels heap overflow (6872358)
530067 - CVE-2009-3874 OpenJDK ImageI/O JPEG heap overflow (6874643)
530098 - CVE-2009-3728 OpenJDK ICC_Profile file existence detection information leak (6631533)
530173 - CVE-2009-3881 OpenJDK resurrected classloaders can still have children (6636650)
530175 - CVE-2009-3882 CVE-2009-3883 OpenJDK information leaks in mutable variables (6657026,6657138)
530296 - CVE-2009-3880 OpenJDK UI logging information leakage(6664512)
530297 - CVE-2009-3879 OpenJDK GraphicsConfiguration information leak(6822057)
530300 - CVE-2009-3884 OpenJDK zoneinfo file existence information leak (6824265)

6. Package List:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Client/en/os/SRPMS/java-1.6.0-openjdk-1.6.0.0-1.7.b09.el5.src.rpm

i386:
java-1.6.0-openjdk-1.6.0.0-1.7.b09.el5.i386.rpm
java-1.6.0-openjdk-debuginfo-1.6.0.0-1.7.b09.el5.i386.rpm
java-1.6.0-openjdk-demo-1.6.0.0-1.7.b09.el5.i386.rpm
java-1.6.0-openjdk-devel-1.6.0.0-1.7.b09.el5.i386.rpm
java-1.6.0-openjdk-javadoc-1.6.0.0-1.7.b09.el5.i386.rpm
java-1.6.0-openjdk-src-1.6.0.0-1.7.b09.el5.i386.rpm

x86_64:
java-1.6.0-openjdk-1.6.0.0-1.7.b09.el5.x86_64.rpm
java-1.6.0-openjdk-debuginfo-1.6.0.0-1.7.b09.el5.x86_64.rpm
java-1.6.0-openjdk-demo-1.6.0.0-1.7.b09.el5.x86_64.rpm
java-1.6.0-openjdk-devel-1.6.0.0-1.7.b09.el5.x86_64.rpm
java-1.6.0-openjdk-javadoc-1.6.0.0-1.7.b09.el5.x86_64.rpm
java-1.6.0-openjdk-src-1.6.0.0-1.7.b09.el5.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Server/en/os/SRPMS/java-1.6.0-openjdk-1.6.0.0-1.7.b09.el5.src.rpm

i386:
java-1.6.0-openjdk-1.6.0.0-1.7.b09.el5.i386.rpm
java-1.6.0-openjdk-debuginfo-1.6.0.0-1.7.b09.el5.i386.rpm
java-1.6.0-openjdk-demo-1.6.0.0-1.7.b09.el5.i386.rpm
java-1.6.0-openjdk-devel-1.6.0.0-1.7.b09.el5.i386.rpm
java-1.6.0-openjdk-javadoc-1.6.0.0-1.7.b09.el5.i386.rpm
java-1.6.0-openjdk-src-1.6.0.0-1.7.b09.el5.i386.rpm

x86_64:
java-1.6.0-openjdk-1.6.0.0-1.7.b09.el5.x86_64.rpm
java-1.6.0-openjdk-debuginfo-1.6.0.0-1.7.b09.el5.x86_64.rpm
java-1.6.0-openjdk-demo-1.6.0.0-1.7.b09.el5.x86_64.rpm
java-1.6.0-openjdk-devel-1.6.0.0-1.7.b09.el5.x86_64.rpm
java-1.6.0-openjdk-javadoc-1.6.0.0-1.7.b09.el5.x86_64.rpm
java-1.6.0-openjdk-src-1.6.0.0-1.7.b09.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-2009-2409
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-3728
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-3869
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-3871
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-3873
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-3874
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-3875
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-3876
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-3877
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-3879
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-3880
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-3881
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-3882
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-3883
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-3884
http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#important
http://blogs.sun.com/security/entry/advance_notification_of_security_updates6

8. Contact:

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

Copyright 2009 Red Hat, Inc.
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