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Security Advisory Moderate: java-1.4.2-bea security update

Advisory: RHSA-2008:0100-4
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Moderate
Issued on: 2008-03-11
Last updated on: 2008-03-11
Affected Products: RHEL Desktop Supplementary (v. 5 client)
RHEL Supplementary (v. 5 server)
RHEL Supplementary EUS (v. 5.1.z server)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras (v. 3)
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
CVE-2007-5232
CVE-2007-5239
CVE-2007-5240
CVE-2007-5273

Details

Updated java-1.4.2-bea packages that correct several security issues and
add enhancements are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 Extras,
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 Extras, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Supplementary.

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

The BEA WebLogic JRockit 1.4.2_16 JRE and SDK contains BEA WebLogic JRockit
Virtual Machine 1.4.2_16 and is 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 could induce a server application to process a
specially crafted image file, the attacker could potentially cause a
denial-of-service or execute arbitrary code as the user running the Java
Virtual Machine. (CVE-2007-2788, CVE-2007-2789)

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 processed 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. The same
flaw could, potentially, crash a server application which processed
untrusted font information from a third party. (CVE-2007-4381)

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)

Untrusted Java Applets were able to drag and drop files 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 over-sized 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)

Please note: the vulnerabilities noted above concerned with applets can
only be triggered in java-1.4.2-bea by calling the "appletviewer"
application.

All users of java-1.4.2-bea should upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain the BEA WebLogic JRockit 1.4.2_16 release which 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

RHEL Desktop Supplementary (v. 5 client)

IA-32:
java-1.4.2-bea-1.4.2.16-1jpp.1.el5.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0243
    MD5: f0cc65a52245765859527ce48c3d86bc
java-1.4.2-bea-demo-1.4.2.16-1jpp.1.el5.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0243
    MD5: 561f8c5693e600155b068569271197b7
java-1.4.2-bea-devel-1.4.2.16-1jpp.1.el5.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0243
    MD5: a589093255792ac6dd0ed4fb8b839146
java-1.4.2-bea-jdbc-1.4.2.16-1jpp.1.el5.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0243
    MD5: 77861273f36d7bbaeef53fd2342475e0
java-1.4.2-bea-missioncontrol-1.4.2.16-1jpp.1.el5.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0243
    MD5: 2b85480cfece47c4ea291e7448a11088
java-1.4.2-bea-src-1.4.2.16-1jpp.1.el5.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0243
    MD5: 1659fb08717eab31cb91ae457c2fc5b2
 
x86_64:
java-1.4.2-bea-1.4.2.16-1jpp.1.el5.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0243
    MD5: f0cc65a52245765859527ce48c3d86bc
java-1.4.2-bea-demo-1.4.2.16-1jpp.1.el5.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0243
    MD5: 561f8c5693e600155b068569271197b7
java-1.4.2-bea-devel-1.4.2.16-1jpp.1.el5.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0243
    MD5: a589093255792ac6dd0ed4fb8b839146
java-1.4.2-bea-jdbc-1.4.2.16-1jpp.1.el5.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0243
    MD5: 77861273f36d7bbaeef53fd2342475e0
java-1.4.2-bea-missioncontrol-1.4.2.16-1jpp.1.el5.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0243
    MD5: 2b85480cfece47c4ea291e7448a11088
java-1.4.2-bea-src-1.4.2.16-1jpp.1.el5.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0243
    MD5: 1659fb08717eab31cb91ae457c2fc5b2
 
RHEL Supplementary (v. 5 server)

IA-32:
java-1.4.2-bea-1.4.2.16-1jpp.1.el5.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0243
    MD5: f0cc65a52245765859527ce48c3d86bc
java-1.4.2-bea-demo-1.4.2.16-1jpp.1.el5.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0243
    MD5: 561f8c5693e600155b068569271197b7
java-1.4.2-bea-devel-1.4.2.16-1jpp.1.el5.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0243
    MD5: a589093255792ac6dd0ed4fb8b839146
java-1.4.2-bea-jdbc-1.4.2.16-1jpp.1.el5.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0243
    MD5: 77861273f36d7bbaeef53fd2342475e0
java-1.4.2-bea-missioncontrol-1.4.2.16-1jpp.1.el5.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0243
    MD5: 2b85480cfece47c4ea291e7448a11088
java-1.4.2-bea-src-1.4.2.16-1jpp.1.el5.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0243
    MD5: 1659fb08717eab31cb91ae457c2fc5b2
 
IA-64:
java-1.4.2-bea-1.4.2.16-1jpp.1.el5.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0243
    MD5: 5f685591d03a1a4c4e6a86976d91dcc3
java-1.4.2-bea-demo-1.4.2.16-1jpp.1.el5.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0243
    MD5: 3d2083b5e2ff9b131b0085821cece83c
java-1.4.2-bea-devel-1.4.2.16-1jpp.1.el5.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0243
    MD5: edcf3e48a6219369b0587bfcfcf3cbbf
java-1.4.2-bea-jdbc-1.4.2.16-1jpp.1.el5.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0243
    MD5: 0f999be3102b47a0e5ae653846dde30c
java-1.4.2-bea-src-1.4.2.16-1jpp.1.el5.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0243
    MD5: 1e3a314c96ee85a34f6050e523657199
 
x86_64:
java-1.4.2-bea-1.4.2.16-1jpp.1.el5.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0243
    MD5: f0cc65a52245765859527ce48c3d86bc
java-1.4.2-bea-demo-1.4.2.16-1jpp.1.el5.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0243
    MD5: 561f8c5693e600155b068569271197b7
java-1.4.2-bea-devel-1.4.2.16-1jpp.1.el5.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0243
    MD5: a589093255792ac6dd0ed4fb8b839146
java-1.4.2-bea-jdbc-1.4.2.16-1jpp.1.el5.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0243
    MD5: 77861273f36d7bbaeef53fd2342475e0
java-1.4.2-bea-missioncontrol-1.4.2.16-1jpp.1.el5.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0243
    MD5: 2b85480cfece47c4ea291e7448a11088
java-1.4.2-bea-src-1.4.2.16-1jpp.1.el5.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0243
    MD5: 1659fb08717eab31cb91ae457c2fc5b2
 
RHEL Supplementary EUS (v. 5.1.z server)

IA-32:
java-1.4.2-bea-1.4.2.16-1jpp.1.el5.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0243
    MD5: f0cc65a52245765859527ce48c3d86bc
java-1.4.2-bea-demo-1.4.2.16-1jpp.1.el5.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0243
    MD5: 561f8c5693e600155b068569271197b7
java-1.4.2-bea-devel-1.4.2.16-1jpp.1.el5.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0243
    MD5: a589093255792ac6dd0ed4fb8b839146
java-1.4.2-bea-jdbc-1.4.2.16-1jpp.1.el5.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0243
    MD5: 77861273f36d7bbaeef53fd2342475e0
java-1.4.2-bea-missioncontrol-1.4.2.16-1jpp.1.el5.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0243
    MD5: 2b85480cfece47c4ea291e7448a11088
java-1.4.2-bea-src-1.4.2.16-1jpp.1.el5.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0243
    MD5: 1659fb08717eab31cb91ae457c2fc5b2
 
IA-64:
java-1.4.2-bea-1.4.2.16-1jpp.1.el5.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0243
    MD5: 5f685591d03a1a4c4e6a86976d91dcc3
java-1.4.2-bea-demo-1.4.2.16-1jpp.1.el5.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0243
    MD5: 3d2083b5e2ff9b131b0085821cece83c
java-1.4.2-bea-devel-1.4.2.16-1jpp.1.el5.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0243
    MD5: edcf3e48a6219369b0587bfcfcf3cbbf
java-1.4.2-bea-jdbc-1.4.2.16-1jpp.1.el5.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0243
    MD5: 0f999be3102b47a0e5ae653846dde30c
java-1.4.2-bea-src-1.4.2.16-1jpp.1.el5.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0243
    MD5: 1e3a314c96ee85a34f6050e523657199
 
x86_64:
java-1.4.2-bea-1.4.2.16-1jpp.1.el5.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0243
    MD5: f0cc65a52245765859527ce48c3d86bc
java-1.4.2-bea-demo-1.4.2.16-1jpp.1.el5.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0243
    MD5: 561f8c5693e600155b068569271197b7
java-1.4.2-bea-devel-1.4.2.16-1jpp.1.el5.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0243
    MD5: a589093255792ac6dd0ed4fb8b839146
java-1.4.2-bea-jdbc-1.4.2.16-1jpp.1.el5.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0243
    MD5: 77861273f36d7bbaeef53fd2342475e0
java-1.4.2-bea-missioncontrol-1.4.2.16-1jpp.1.el5.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0243
    MD5: 2b85480cfece47c4ea291e7448a11088
java-1.4.2-bea-src-1.4.2.16-1jpp.1.el5.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0243
    MD5: 1659fb08717eab31cb91ae457c2fc5b2
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras (v. 3)

IA-32:
java-1.4.2-bea-1.4.2.16-1jpp.1.el3.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0243
    MD5: 3dfb0990df0143e5d5d3d8c7bbee504a
java-1.4.2-bea-devel-1.4.2.16-1jpp.1.el3.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0243
    MD5: 4ab07e8b6683c912a1937590709e65c7
java-1.4.2-bea-jdbc-1.4.2.16-1jpp.1.el3.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0243
    MD5: 4ebfb8ad1afd5889c1cecd92a9db8f02
 
IA-64:
java-1.4.2-bea-1.4.2.16-1jpp.1.el3.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0243
    MD5: 7d06d0c7e16ccc09d7f87040ea2870b1
java-1.4.2-bea-devel-1.4.2.16-1jpp.1.el3.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0243
    MD5: 164fdec80909a95c7ca7147cfb049944
java-1.4.2-bea-jdbc-1.4.2.16-1jpp.1.el3.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0243
    MD5: 677d54e682264a425a122a91e2c7a443
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras (v. 4)

IA-32:
java-1.4.2-bea-1.4.2.16-1jpp.1.el4.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0243
    MD5: fc1aafc4c30d6ef14d32984470982147
java-1.4.2-bea-devel-1.4.2.16-1jpp.1.el4.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0243
    MD5: 4822fc2fc8d9febb60a8f404f989bd23
java-1.4.2-bea-jdbc-1.4.2.16-1jpp.1.el4.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0243
    MD5: 86ea99743f79fd3a078bdc7d9efff8e0
 
IA-64:
java-1.4.2-bea-1.4.2.16-1jpp.1.el4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0243
    MD5: 8efdbfc00afab064545fdddf5206f534
java-1.4.2-bea-devel-1.4.2.16-1jpp.1.el4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0243
    MD5: 68d2f4b899bc6fdd0e10e7adcdd3e135
java-1.4.2-bea-jdbc-1.4.2.16-1jpp.1.el4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0243
    MD5: aceb49660a390e546732453e6c5860d6
 
x86_64:
java-1.4.2-bea-1.4.2.16-1jpp.1.el4.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0243
    MD5: fc1aafc4c30d6ef14d32984470982147
java-1.4.2-bea-devel-1.4.2.16-1jpp.1.el4.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0243
    MD5: 4822fc2fc8d9febb60a8f404f989bd23
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras (v. 4.6.z)

IA-32:
java-1.4.2-bea-1.4.2.16-1jpp.1.el4.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0243
    MD5: fc1aafc4c30d6ef14d32984470982147
java-1.4.2-bea-devel-1.4.2.16-1jpp.1.el4.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0243
    MD5: 4822fc2fc8d9febb60a8f404f989bd23
java-1.4.2-bea-jdbc-1.4.2.16-1jpp.1.el4.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0243
    MD5: 86ea99743f79fd3a078bdc7d9efff8e0
 
IA-64:
java-1.4.2-bea-1.4.2.16-1jpp.1.el4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0243
    MD5: 8efdbfc00afab064545fdddf5206f534
java-1.4.2-bea-devel-1.4.2.16-1jpp.1.el4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0243
    MD5: 68d2f4b899bc6fdd0e10e7adcdd3e135
java-1.4.2-bea-jdbc-1.4.2.16-1jpp.1.el4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0243
    MD5: aceb49660a390e546732453e6c5860d6
 
x86_64:
java-1.4.2-bea-1.4.2.16-1jpp.1.el4.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0243
    MD5: fc1aafc4c30d6ef14d32984470982147
java-1.4.2-bea-devel-1.4.2.16-1jpp.1.el4.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0243
    MD5: 4822fc2fc8d9febb60a8f404f989bd23
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

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
253488 - CVE-2007-4381 java: Vulnerability in the font parsing code
321951 - CVE-2007-5232 Security Vulnerability in Java Runtime Environment With Applet Caching
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


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