RHEL 4 / 5 : java-1.5.0-ibm (RHSA-2008:0790)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 40725

Synopsis

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

Updated java-1.5.0-ibm packages that fix several security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 Extras and 5 Supplementary.

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

The IBM 1.5.0 Java release includes the IBM Java 2 Runtime Environment and the IBM Java 2 Software Development Kit.

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)

All users of java-1.5.0-ibm are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, that contain the IBM 1.5.0 SR8 Java release, which resolves these issues.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-3104

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-3106

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-3108

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-3111

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-3112

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-3113

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-3114

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008:0790

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 40725

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2008-0790.nasl

Version: 1.25

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/24/2009

Updated: 1/14/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.8

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:java-1.5.0-ibm, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:java-1.5.0-ibm-accessibility, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:java-1.5.0-ibm-demo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:java-1.5.0-ibm-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:java-1.5.0-ibm-javacomm, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:java-1.5.0-ibm-jdbc, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:java-1.5.0-ibm-plugin, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:java-1.5.0-ibm-src, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4.6, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5.2

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/31/2008

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/9/2008

Exploitable With

CANVAS (D2ExploitPack)

Reference Information

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

BID: 30140, 30143, 30147, 30148

RHSA: 2008:0790

CWE: 20, 119, 200, 264