SuSE 10 Security Update : IBM Java 1.5 (ZYPP Patch Number 5591)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

IBM Java 5 was updated to SR8 to fix various security issues :

- Multiple vulnerabilities with unsigned applets were
reported. A remote attacker could misuse an unsigned
applet to connect to localhost services running on the
host running the applet. (CVE-2008-3104)

- A vulnerability in the XML processing API was found. A
remote attacker who caused malicious XML to be processed
by an untrusted applet or application was able to
elevate permissions to access URLs on a remote host.
(CVE-2008-3106)

- A buffer overflow vulnerability was found in the font
processing code. This allowed remote attackers to extend
the permissions of an untrusted applet or application,
allowing it to read and/or write local files, as well as
to execute local applications accessible to the user
running the untrusted application. (CVE-2008-3108)

- Several buffer overflow vulnerabilities in Java Web
Start were reported. These vulnerabilities allowed an
untrusted Java Web Start application to elevate its
privileges, allowing it to read and/or write local
files, as well as to execute local applications
accessible to the user running the untrusted
application. (CVE-2008-3111)

- Two file processing vulnerabilities in Java Web Start
were found. A remote attacker, by means of an untrusted
Java Web Start application, was able to create or delete
arbitrary files with the permissions of the user running
the untrusted application. (CVE-2008-3112 /
CVE-2008-3113)

- A vulnerability in Java Web Start when processing
untrusted applications was reported. An attacker was
able to acquire sensitive information, such as the cache
location. (CVE-2008-3114)

This release also reinstates previous Crypto Export policy jars lost
between SR3 and SR8.

See also :

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2008-3104.html
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2008-3106.html
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2008-3108.html
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2008-3111.html
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2008-3112.html
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2008-3113.html
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2008-3114.html

Solution :

Apply ZYPP patch number 5591.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 34200 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-3104
CVE-2008-3106
CVE-2008-3108
CVE-2008-3111
CVE-2008-3112
CVE-2008-3113
CVE-2008-3114

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