SuSE 10 Security Update : java-1_5_0-ibm (ZYPP Patch Number 4687)

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Synopsis :

The remote SuSE 10 host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

The IBM Java JRE/SDK has been brought to release 1.5.0 SR6, containing
several bugfixes, including the following security fixes :

- A vulnerability in the Java Runtime Environment (JRE)
with applet caching may allow an untrusted applet that
is downloaded from a malicious website to make network
connections to network services on machines other than
the one that the applet was downloaded from. This may
allow network resources (such as web pages) and
vulnerabilities (that exist on these network services)
which are not otherwise normally accessible to be
accessed or exploited. (CVE-2007-5232)

- A vulnerability in the Java Runtime Environment (JRE)
may allow malicious JavaScript code that is downloaded
by a browser from a malicious website to make network
connections, through Java APIs, to network services on
machines other than the one that the JavaScript code was
downloaded from. This may allow network resources (such
as web pages) and vulnerabilities (that exist on these
network services) which are not otherwise normally
accessible to be accessed or exploited. (CVE-2007-5274)

- A second vulnerability in the JRE may allow an untrusted
applet that is downloaded from a malicious website
through a web proxy to make network connections to
network services on machines other than the one that the
applet was downloaded from. This may allow network
resources (such as web pages) and vulnerabilities (that
exist on these network services) which are not otherwise
normally accessible to be accessed or exploited.
(CVE-2007-5273)

- An untrusted Java Web Start application may write
arbitrary files with the privileges of the user running
the application. (CVE-2007-5236)

- Three separate vulnerabilities may allow an untrusted
Java Web Start application to determine the location of
the Java Web Start cache. (CVE-2007-5238)

- An untrusted Java Web Start application or Java applet
may move or copy arbitrary files by requesting the user
of the application or applet to drag and drop a file
from the Java Web Start application or Java applet
window. (CVE-2007-5239)

- An untrusted applet may display an over-sized window so
that the applet warning banner is not visible to the
user running the untrusted applet. CVE-2007-4381: A
vulnerability in the font parsing code in the Java
Runtime Environment may allow an untrusted applet to
elevate its privileges. For example, an applet may grant
itself permissions to read and write local files or
execute local applications that are accessible to the
user running the untrusted applet. (CVE-2007-5240)

- The Java Secure Socket Extension (JSSE) that is included
in various releases of the Java Runtime Environment does
not correctly process SSL/TLS handshake requests. This
vulnerability may be exploited to create a Denial of
Service (DoS) condition to the system as a whole on a
server that listens for SSL/TLS connections using JSSE
for SSL/TLS support. (CVE-2007-3698)

For more information see:
http://www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/java/jdk/alerts/

Additionally a concurrency bug has been fixed (Novell Bug 330713).

See also :

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2007-3698.html
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2007-4381.html
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2007-5232.html
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2007-5236.html
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2007-5238.html
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2007-5239.html
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2007-5240.html
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2007-5273.html
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2007-5274.html

Solution :

Apply ZYPP patch number 4687.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 29476 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-3698
CVE-2007-4381
CVE-2007-5232
CVE-2007-5236
CVE-2007-5238
CVE-2007-5239
CVE-2007-5240
CVE-2007-5273
CVE-2007-5274

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