Security Advisory Critical: java-1.6.0-sun security update

Advisory: RHSA-2008:0594-7
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Critical
Issued on: 2008-07-14
Last updated on: 2008-07-14
Affected Products: RHEL Desktop Supplementary (v. 5 client)
RHEL Supplementary (v. 5 server)
RHEL Supplementary EUS (v. 5.2.z server)
CVEs ( CVE-2008-3103


Updated java-1.6.0-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.

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)

Several vulnerabilities in the Java API for XML Web Services (JAX-WS)
client and service implementation were found. A remote attacker who caused
malicious XML to be processed by a trusted or untrusted application was
able access URLs or cause a denial of service. (CVE-2008-3105, CVE-2008-3106)

A JRE vulnerability could be triggered by an untrusted application or
applet. A remote attacker could grant an untrusted applet or application
extended privileges such as being able to read and write local files, or
execute local programs. (CVE-2008-3107)

Several vulnerabilities within the JRE scripting support were reported. A
remote attacker could grant an untrusted applet extended privileges such as
reading and writing local files, executing local programs, or querying the
sensitive data of other applets. (CVE-2008-3109, CVE-2008-3110)

A vulnerability in Java Web Start was found. A remote attacker was able to
create arbitrary files with the permissions of the user running the
untrusted Java Web Start application. (CVE-2008-3112)

Another 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-1.6.0-sun should upgrade to these updated packages, which
correct these issues.


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

Updated packages

(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

452649 - CVE-2008-3105 CVE-2008-3106 OpenJDK JAX-WS unauthorized URL access (6542088)
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)
454603 - CVE-2008-3109 CVE-2008-3110 Security Vulnerabilities in the Java Runtime Environment Scripting Language Support (6529568, 6529579)
454606 - CVE-2008-3112 Java Web Start, arbitrary file creation (6703909)
454608 - CVE-2008-3114 Java Web Start, untrusted application may determine Cache Location (6704074)


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