RHEL 4 / 5 : java-1.5.0-bea (RHSA-2008:0156)
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 40716
SynopsisThe remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionUpdated java-1.5.0-bea packages that correct several security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 Extras and 5 Supplementary.
This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.
The BEA WebLogic JRockit 1.5.0_14 JRE and SDK contain BEA WebLogic JRockit Virtual Machine 1.5.0_14 and are certified for the Java 5 Platform, Standard Edition, v1.5.0.
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.
Untrusted Java Applets were able to drag and drop a file 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 oversized 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)
Two vulnerabilities in the Java Runtime Environment allowed an untrusted application or applet to elevate the assigned privileges.
This could be misused by a malicious website to read and write local files or execute local applications in the context of the user running the Java process. (CVE-2008-0657)
Those vulnerabilities concerned with applets can only be triggered in java-1.5.0-bea by calling the 'appletviewer' application.
All users of java-1.5.0-bea should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain the BEA WebLogic JRockit 1.5.0_14 release that resolves these issues.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.