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Security Advisory Important: java-1.5.0-sun security update

Advisory: RHSA-2007:0963-5
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Important
Issued on: 2007-10-12
Last updated on: 2007-10-12
Affected Products: RHEL Desktop Supplementary (v. 5 client)
RHEL Supplementary (v. 5 server)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras (v. 4)
CVEs (cve.mitre.org): CVE-2007-5232
CVE-2007-5238
CVE-2007-5239
CVE-2007-5240
CVE-2007-5273
CVE-2007-5274
CVE-2007-5689

Details

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 important 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 flaw in the applet caching mechanism of the Java Runtime Environment
(JRE) did not correctly process the creation of network connections. A
remote attacker could use this flaw to create connections to
services on machines other than the one that the applet was downloaded
from. (CVE-2007-5232)

Multiple vulnerabilities existed in Java Web Start allowing an untrusted
application to determine the location of the Java Web Start cache.
(CVE-2007-5238)

Untrusted Java Web Start Applications or Java Applets were able to drag and
drop a file to a Desktop Application. A user-assisted remote attacker could
use this flaw to move or copy arbitrary files. (CVE-2007-5239)

The Java Runtime Environment (JRE) allowed untrusted Java Applets or
applications to display oversized Windows. This could be used by remote
attackers to hide security warning banners. (CVE-2007-5240)

Unsigned Java Applets communicating via a HTTP proxy could allow a remote
attacker to violate the Java security model. A cached, malicious Applet
could create network connections to services on other machines.
(CVE-2007-5273)

Unsigned Applets loaded with Mozilla Firefox or Opera browsers allowed
remote attackers to violate the Java security model. A cached, malicious
Applet could create network connections to services on other machines.
(CVE-2007-5274)

In Red Hat Enterprise Linux a Java Web Start application requesting
elevated permissions is only started automatically when signed with a
trusted code signing certificate and otherwise requires user confirmation
to access privileged resources.

All users of java-sun-1.5.0 should upgrade to these packages, which contain
Sun Java 1.5.0 Update 13 that corrects these issues.

Please note that during our quality testing we discovered that the Java
browser plug-in may not function perfectly when visiting some sites that
make use of multiple applets on a single HTML page. We have verified that
this issue is not due to our packaging and affects Sun Java 1.5.0 Update 13.


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

Updated packages

RHEL Desktop Supplementary (v. 5 client)

IA-32:
java-1.5.0-sun-1.5.0.13-1jpp.1.el5.i586.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1571
    MD5: 35c9332d0204f54b5b056474bdeaeccf
java-1.5.0-sun-demo-1.5.0.13-1jpp.1.el5.i586.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1571
    MD5: 44f9288677a80fcbafba3a5fed92e592
java-1.5.0-sun-devel-1.5.0.13-1jpp.1.el5.i586.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1571
    MD5: c5239b51ae5dea75c6b2b0320f0714a4
java-1.5.0-sun-jdbc-1.5.0.13-1jpp.1.el5.i586.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1571
    MD5: d523a49ce4259e115a17531a6b23e467
java-1.5.0-sun-plugin-1.5.0.13-1jpp.1.el5.i586.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1571
    MD5: 3b986af374d7cbc7ea45ed77bf218ebb
java-1.5.0-sun-src-1.5.0.13-1jpp.1.el5.i586.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1571
    MD5: 067de5283b3a7a21d00b89eda43e6280
 
x86_64:
java-1.5.0-sun-1.5.0.13-1jpp.1.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1571
    MD5: d5f5265a30c8e070f32bcab27acec770
java-1.5.0-sun-demo-1.5.0.13-1jpp.1.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1571
    MD5: 1e0e4593210908b9b328510de912bf4d
java-1.5.0-sun-devel-1.5.0.13-1jpp.1.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1571
    MD5: 383d3f8999dcca1f789bb1ca3b1da61a
java-1.5.0-sun-jdbc-1.5.0.13-1jpp.1.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1571
    MD5: 305bdcd08a3085516b1cebde6ffdd3e0
java-1.5.0-sun-plugin-1.5.0.13-1jpp.1.el5.i586.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1571
    MD5: 3b986af374d7cbc7ea45ed77bf218ebb
java-1.5.0-sun-src-1.5.0.13-1jpp.1.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1571
    MD5: 8b9d091c14eee7ceece65a9239a20715
 
RHEL Supplementary (v. 5 server)

IA-32:
java-1.5.0-sun-1.5.0.13-1jpp.1.el5.i586.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1571
    MD5: 35c9332d0204f54b5b056474bdeaeccf
java-1.5.0-sun-demo-1.5.0.13-1jpp.1.el5.i586.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1571
    MD5: 44f9288677a80fcbafba3a5fed92e592
java-1.5.0-sun-devel-1.5.0.13-1jpp.1.el5.i586.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1571
    MD5: c5239b51ae5dea75c6b2b0320f0714a4
java-1.5.0-sun-jdbc-1.5.0.13-1jpp.1.el5.i586.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1571
    MD5: d523a49ce4259e115a17531a6b23e467
java-1.5.0-sun-plugin-1.5.0.13-1jpp.1.el5.i586.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1571
    MD5: 3b986af374d7cbc7ea45ed77bf218ebb
java-1.5.0-sun-src-1.5.0.13-1jpp.1.el5.i586.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1571
    MD5: 067de5283b3a7a21d00b89eda43e6280
 
x86_64:
java-1.5.0-sun-1.5.0.13-1jpp.1.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1571
    MD5: d5f5265a30c8e070f32bcab27acec770
java-1.5.0-sun-demo-1.5.0.13-1jpp.1.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1571
    MD5: 1e0e4593210908b9b328510de912bf4d
java-1.5.0-sun-devel-1.5.0.13-1jpp.1.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1571
    MD5: 383d3f8999dcca1f789bb1ca3b1da61a
java-1.5.0-sun-jdbc-1.5.0.13-1jpp.1.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1571
    MD5: 305bdcd08a3085516b1cebde6ffdd3e0
java-1.5.0-sun-plugin-1.5.0.13-1jpp.1.el5.i586.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1571
    MD5: 3b986af374d7cbc7ea45ed77bf218ebb
java-1.5.0-sun-src-1.5.0.13-1jpp.1.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1571
    MD5: 8b9d091c14eee7ceece65a9239a20715
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras (v. 4)

IA-32:
java-1.5.0-sun-1.5.0.13-1jpp.1.el4.i586.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1571
    MD5: 3706c9413164ce5b813c58cccdef2c0d
java-1.5.0-sun-demo-1.5.0.13-1jpp.1.el4.i586.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1571
    MD5: fc5b7afe7ad0dafc7674046926e4a85d
java-1.5.0-sun-devel-1.5.0.13-1jpp.1.el4.i586.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1571
    MD5: 18cf410980bd3bf9c6efd15e65a5ab55
java-1.5.0-sun-jdbc-1.5.0.13-1jpp.1.el4.i586.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1571
    MD5: a8836d4cddc258e716b1b3c391e3e703
java-1.5.0-sun-plugin-1.5.0.13-1jpp.1.el4.i586.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1571
    MD5: 7ccd54c80d4fc8af6fd734454c513916
java-1.5.0-sun-src-1.5.0.13-1jpp.1.el4.i586.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1571
    MD5: 55c3f4337a6c7a7f24961ea1aab7cc51
 
x86_64:
java-1.5.0-sun-1.5.0.13-1jpp.1.el4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1571
    MD5: 910cd54c393e23be712e998c71896f4a
java-1.5.0-sun-demo-1.5.0.13-1jpp.1.el4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1571
    MD5: d7212d88844bab46f7100886fcbd9957
java-1.5.0-sun-devel-1.5.0.13-1jpp.1.el4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1571
    MD5: b199fc01e8f065cf24682f529c0124bf
java-1.5.0-sun-jdbc-1.5.0.13-1jpp.1.el4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1571
    MD5: acc23e5c0ca693c9b0687072db464e12
java-1.5.0-sun-src-1.5.0.13-1jpp.1.el4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1571
    MD5: ecc90825333738682d92f571622fc071
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

321951 - CVE-2007-5232 Security Vulnerability in Java Runtime Environment With Applet Caching
321961 - CVE-2007-5238 Vulnerabilities in Java Web Start allow to determine the location of the Java Web Start cache
321981 - CVE-2007-5239 Untrusted Application or Applet May Move or Copy Arbitrary Files
321991 - CVE-2007-5240 Applets or Applications are allowed to display an oversized window
324351 - CVE-2007-5273 Anti-DNS Pinning and Java Applets with HTTP proxy
324361 - CVE-2007-5274 Anti-DNS Pinning and Java Applets with Opera and Firefox


References



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