Security Advisory Critical: java-1.5.0-sun security update

Advisory: RHSA-2009:1199-1
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Critical
Issued on: 2009-08-06
Last updated on: 2009-08-06
Affected Products: RHEL Desktop Supplementary (v. 5 client)
RHEL Supplementary (v. 5 server)
RHEL Supplementary EUS (v. 5.3.z server)
RHEL Supplementary Long Life (v. 5.3 server)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras (v. 4.8.z)
CVEs ( CVE-2009-2475


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.

The Sun 1.5.0 Java release includes the Sun Java 5 Runtime Environment and
the Sun Java 5 Software Development Kit.

This update fixes several vulnerabilities in the Sun Java 5 Runtime
Environment and the Sun Java 5 Software Development Kit. These
vulnerabilities are summarized on the "Advance notification of Security
Updates for Java SE" page from Sun Microsystems, listed in the References
section. (CVE-2009-2475, CVE-2009-2625, CVE-2009-2670, CVE-2009-2671,
CVE-2009-2672, CVE-2009-2673, CVE-2009-2675, CVE-2009-2676, CVE-2009-2689)

Users of java-1.5.0-sun should upgrade to these updated packages, which
correct these issues. All running instances of Sun Java must be restarted
for the update to take effect.


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)

512896 - CVE-2009-2670 OpenJDK Untrusted applet System properties access (6738524)
512907 - CVE-2009-2671 CVE-2009-2672 OpenJDK Proxy mechanism information leaks (6801071)
512914 - CVE-2009-2673 OpenJDK proxy mechanism allows non-authorized socket connections (6801497)
512920 - CVE-2009-2675 Java Web Start Buffer unpack200 processing integer overflow (6830335)
512921 - CVE-2009-2625 OpenJDK XML parsing Denial-Of-Service (6845701)
513215 - CVE-2009-2475 OpenJDK information leaks in mutable variables (6588003,6656586,6656610,6656625,6657133,6657619,6657625,6657695,6660049,6660539,6813167)
513222 - CVE-2009-2689 OpenJDK JDK13Services grants unnecessary privileges (6777448)
515890 - CVE-2009-2676 JRE applet launcher vulnerability


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