SuSE 11 Security Update : IBM Java 1.6.0 (SAT Patch Number 1497)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 42396

Synopsis

The remote SuSE 11 host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

The IBM Java 6 JRE/SDK was updated to Service Release 6, fixing various bugs and security issues.

The following security issues were fixed :

- A security vulnerability in the JNLPAppletLauncher might impact users of the Sun JDK and JRE. Non-current versions of the JNLPAppletLauncher might be re-purposed with an untrusted Java applet to write arbitrary files on the system of the user downloading and running the untrusted applet. (CVE-2009-2676)

The JNLPAppletLauncher is a general purpose JNLP-based applet launcher class for deploying applets that use extension libraries containing native code.

- The Java Runtime Environment includes the Java Web Start technology that uses the Java Web Start ActiveX control to launch Java Web Start in Internet Explorer. A security vulnerability in the Active Template Library (ATL) in various releases of Microsoft Visual Studio, which is used by the Java Web Start ActiveX control, might allow the Java Web Start ActiveX control to be leveraged to run arbitrary code. This might occur as the result of a user of the Java Runtime Environment viewing a specially crafted web page that exploits this vulnerability. (CVE-2009-2493)

- A vulnerability in the Java Runtime Environment audio system might allow an untrusted applet or Java Web Start application to access system properties. (CVE-2009-2670)

- A vulnerability with verifying HMAC-based XML digital signatures in the XML Digital Signature implementation included with the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) might allow authentication to be bypassed. Applications that validate HMAC-based XML digital signatures might be vulnerable to this type of attack. (CVE-2009-0217)

Note: This vulnerability cannot be exploited by an untrusted applet or Java Web Start application.

- A vulnerability in the Java Runtime Environment with the SOCKS proxy implementation might allow an untrusted applet or Java Web Start application to determine the username of the user running the applet or application.
(CVE-2009-2671 / CVE-2009-2672)

A second vulnerability in the Java Runtime Environment with the proxy mechanism implementation might allow an untrusted applet or Java Web Start application to obtain browser cookies and leverage those cookies to hijack sessions.

- A vulnerability in the Java Runtime Environment with the proxy mechanism implementation might allow an untrusted applet or Java Web Start application to make non-authorized socket or URL connections to hosts other than the origin host. (CVE-2009-2673)

- An integer overflow vulnerability in the Java Runtime Environment with processing JPEG images might allow an untrusted Java Web Start application to escalate privileges. For example, an untrusted application might grant itself permissions to read and write local files or run local applications that are accessible to the user running the untrusted applet. (CVE-2009-2674)

- An integer overflow vulnerability in the Java Runtime Environment with unpacking applets and Java Web Start applications using the unpack200 JAR unpacking utility might allow an untrusted applet or application to escalate privileges. For example, an untrusted applet might grant itself permissions to read and write local files or run local applications that are accessible to the user running the untrusted applet. (CVE-2009-2675)

- A vulnerability in the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) with parsing XML data might allow a remote client to create a denial-of-service condition on the system that the JRE runs on. (CVE-2009-2625)

Solution

Apply SAT patch number 1497.

See Also

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=548655

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2009-0217.html

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2009-2493.html

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2009-2625.html

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2009-2670.html

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2009-2671.html

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2009-2672.html

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2009-2673.html

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2009-2674.html

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2009-2675.html

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2009-2676.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 42396

File Name: suse_11_java-1_6_0-ibm-091102.nasl

Version: Revision: 1.11

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/11/05

Updated: 2013/10/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:java-1_6_0-ibm, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:java-1_6_0-ibm-alsa, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:java-1_6_0-ibm-fonts, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:java-1_6_0-ibm-jdbc, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:java-1_6_0-ibm-plugin, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

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

Patch Publication Date: 2009/11/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0217, CVE-2009-2493, CVE-2009-2625, CVE-2009-2670, CVE-2009-2671, CVE-2009-2672, CVE-2009-2673, CVE-2009-2674, CVE-2009-2675, CVE-2009-2676

CWE: 264