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Security Advisory Important: java-1.6.0-bea security update

Advisory: RHSA-2008:1045-7
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Important
Issued on: 2008-12-18
Last updated on: 2008-12-18
Affected Products: RHEL Desktop Supplementary (v. 5 client)
RHEL Supplementary (v. 5 server)
RHEL Supplementary EUS (v. 5.2.z server)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras (v. 4.7.z)

Details

java-1.6.0-bea as shipped in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 Extras and Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 5 Supplementary, contains security flaws and should not be
used.

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

The BEA WebLogic JRockit JRE and SDK contains BEA WebLogic JRockit Virtual
Machine and is certified for the Java™ 2 Platform, Standard Edition,
v1.6.0.

The java-1.6.0-bea packages are vulnerable to important security flaws and
should no longer be used.

A flaw was found in the Java Management Extensions (JMX) management agent.
When local monitoring was enabled, remote attackers could use this flaw to
perform illegal operations. (CVE-2008-3103)

Several flaws involving the handling of unsigned applets were found. A
remote attacker could misuse an unsigned applet in order to connect to
services on the host running the applet. (CVE-2008-3104)

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

Several flaws within the Java Runtime Environment's (JRE) scripting support
were found. 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)

The vulnerabilities concerning applets listed above can only be triggered
in java-1.6.0-bea, by calling the "appletviewer" application.

BEA was acquired by Oracle® during 2008 (the acquisition was completed on
April 29, 2008). Consequently, JRockit is now an Oracle offering and these
issues are addressed in the current release of Oracle JRockit. Due to a
license change by Oracle, however, Red Hat is unable to ship Oracle
JRockit.

Users who wish to continue using JRockit should get an update directly from
Oracle: http://oracle.com/technology/software/products/jrockit/.

Alternatives to Oracle JRockit include the Java 2 Technology Edition of the
IBM® Developer Kit for Linux and the Sun™ Java SE Development Kit (JDK),
both of which are available on the Extras or Supplementary channels. For
Java 6 users, the new OpenJDK open source JDK will be included in Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 5.3 and will be supported by Red Hat.

This update removes the java-1.6.0-bea packages due to their known security
vulnerabilities.


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-1.6.0-bea-uninstall-1.6.0.03-1jpp.6.el5.i686.rpm     MD5: 055a4ccca2af8acb9e6451e2b619d945
 
x86_64:
java-1.6.0-bea-uninstall-1.6.0.03-1jpp.6.el5.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 77e061c9972fe501b1041a61fa598845
 
RHEL Supplementary (v. 5 server)

IA-32:
java-1.6.0-bea-uninstall-1.6.0.03-1jpp.6.el5.i686.rpm     MD5: 055a4ccca2af8acb9e6451e2b619d945
 
x86_64:
java-1.6.0-bea-uninstall-1.6.0.03-1jpp.6.el5.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 77e061c9972fe501b1041a61fa598845
 
RHEL Supplementary EUS (v. 5.2.z server)

IA-32:
java-1.6.0-bea-uninstall-1.6.0.03-1jpp.6.el5.i686.rpm     MD5: 055a4ccca2af8acb9e6451e2b619d945
 
x86_64:
java-1.6.0-bea-uninstall-1.6.0.03-1jpp.6.el5.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 77e061c9972fe501b1041a61fa598845
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras (v. 4)

IA-32:
java-1.6.0-bea-uninstall-1.6.0.03-1jpp.4.el4.i686.rpm     MD5: b2202873dfb4aec790958872cde99320
 
x86_64:
java-1.6.0-bea-uninstall-1.6.0.03-1jpp.4.el4.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 679ab59c43234048a9bc9f3fa24b4c73
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras (v. 4.7.z)

IA-32:
java-1.6.0-bea-uninstall-1.6.0.03-1jpp.4.el4.i686.rpm     MD5: b2202873dfb4aec790958872cde99320
 
x86_64:
java-1.6.0-bea-uninstall-1.6.0.03-1jpp.4.el4.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 679ab59c43234048a9bc9f3fa24b4c73
 
(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)
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)


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