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Security Advisory Moderate: java-1.4.2-bea security update

Advisory: RHSA-2007:1086-5
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Moderate
Issued on: 2007-12-12
Last updated on: 2007-12-12
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras (v. 4.6.z)
CVEs (cve.mitre.org): CVE-2007-2788
CVE-2007-2789
CVE-2007-3698
CVE-2007-4381

Details

Updated java-1.4.2-bea packages that correct several security issues and
add enhancements are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 Extras.

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

The BEA WebLogic JRockit 1.4.2_15 JRE and SDK contain BEA WebLogic JRockit
Virtual Machine 1.4.2_15 and are certified for the Java 2 Platform,
Standard Edition, v1.4.2.

A buffer overflow in the Java Runtime Environment image handling code was
found. If an attacker is able to cause a server application to process a
specially crafted image file, it may be possible to execute arbitrary code
as the user running the Java Virtual Machine. (CVE-2007-2788,
CVE-2007-2789, CVE-2007-3004)

A denial of service flaw was discovered in the Java Applet Viewer. An
untrusted Java applet could cause the Java Virtual Machine to become
unresponsive. Please note that the BEA WebLogic JRockit 1.4.2_15 does not
ship with a browser plug-in and therefore this issue could only be
triggered by a user running the "appletviewer" application. (CVE-2007-3005)

A denial of service flaw was found in the way the JSSE component processed
SSL/TLS handshake requests. A remote attacker able to connect to a JSSE
enabled service could send a specially crafted handshake which would cause
the Java Runtime Environment to stop responding to future requests.
(CVE-2007-3698)

A flaw was found in the way the Java Runtime Environment processes font
data. An applet viewed via the "appletviewer" application could elevate
its privileges, allowing the applet to perform actions with the same
permissions as the user running the "appletviewer" application. It may also
be possible to crash a server application which processes untrusted font
information from a third party. (CVE-2007-4381)

All users of java-1.4.2-bea should upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain the BEA WebLogic JRockit 1.4.2_15 release that resolves these
issues.


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

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras (v. 4)

IA-32:
java-1.4.2-bea-1.4.2.15-1jpp.2.el4.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0243
    MD5: d8cbe20d5a32d32391592ba4704b020f
java-1.4.2-bea-devel-1.4.2.15-1jpp.2.el4.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0243
    MD5: 464dc0cbbf0c6d8ddc2a5edcc65741d4
java-1.4.2-bea-jdbc-1.4.2.15-1jpp.2.el4.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0243
    MD5: 25596b8fe33e153758c88dc21e510130
 
IA-64:
java-1.4.2-bea-1.4.2.15-1jpp.2.el4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0243
    MD5: f9ce3d2854c5fa08d187c9c65f21592e
java-1.4.2-bea-devel-1.4.2.15-1jpp.2.el4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0243
    MD5: 9a3612a0755f2e602b9aefba7bb26494
java-1.4.2-bea-jdbc-1.4.2.15-1jpp.2.el4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0243
    MD5: 0604fd1a920520ed1ec52c2ddcccda33
 
x86_64:
java-1.4.2-bea-1.4.2.15-1jpp.2.el4.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0243
    MD5: d8cbe20d5a32d32391592ba4704b020f
java-1.4.2-bea-devel-1.4.2.15-1jpp.2.el4.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0243
    MD5: 464dc0cbbf0c6d8ddc2a5edcc65741d4
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras (v. 4.6.z)

IA-32:
java-1.4.2-bea-1.4.2.15-1jpp.2.el4.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0243
    MD5: d8cbe20d5a32d32391592ba4704b020f
java-1.4.2-bea-devel-1.4.2.15-1jpp.2.el4.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0243
    MD5: 464dc0cbbf0c6d8ddc2a5edcc65741d4
java-1.4.2-bea-jdbc-1.4.2.15-1jpp.2.el4.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0243
    MD5: 25596b8fe33e153758c88dc21e510130
 
IA-64:
java-1.4.2-bea-1.4.2.15-1jpp.2.el4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0243
    MD5: f9ce3d2854c5fa08d187c9c65f21592e
java-1.4.2-bea-devel-1.4.2.15-1jpp.2.el4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0243
    MD5: 9a3612a0755f2e602b9aefba7bb26494
java-1.4.2-bea-jdbc-1.4.2.15-1jpp.2.el4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0243
    MD5: 0604fd1a920520ed1ec52c2ddcccda33
 
x86_64:
java-1.4.2-bea-1.4.2.15-1jpp.2.el4.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0243
    MD5: d8cbe20d5a32d32391592ba4704b020f
java-1.4.2-bea-devel-1.4.2.15-1jpp.2.el4.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0243
    MD5: 464dc0cbbf0c6d8ddc2a5edcc65741d4
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

242595 - CVE-2007-3004 Integer overflow in IBM JDK's ICC profile parser
249539 - CVE-2007-3698 Java Secure Socket Extension Does Not Correctly Process SSL/TLS Handshake Requests Resulting in a Denial of Service (DoS) Condition
250725 - CVE-2007-2788 Integer overflow in the embedded ICC profile image parser in Sun Java Development Kit
250729 - CVE-2007-2789 BMP image parser vulnerability
250733 - CVE-2007-3005 Unspecified vulnerability in Sun JRE
253488 - CVE-2007-4381 Vulnerability in the font parsing code


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