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Gentoo: Sun JDK/JRE Multiple vulnerabilities Print E-mail
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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Gentoo Multiple vulnerabilities have been identified in Sun Java Development Kit (JDK) and Java Runtime Environment (JRE).
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200804-20
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: Sun JDK/JRE: Multiple vulnerabilities
      Date: April 17, 2008
      Bugs: #178851, #178962, #183580, #185256, #194711, #212425
        ID: 200804-20

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Synopsis
========

Multiple vulnerabilities have been identified in Sun Java Development
Kit (JDK) and Java Runtime Environment (JRE).

Background
==========

The Sun Java Development Kit (JDK) and the Sun Java Runtime Environment
(JRE) provide the Sun Java platform.

Affected packages
=================

    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     Package                            /  Vulnerable  /    Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  dev-java/sun-jre-bin                  < 1.6.0.05      >= 1.6.0.05
                                                          *>= 1.5.0.15
                                                          *>= 1.4.2.17
  2  dev-java/sun-jdk                      < 1.6.0.05      >= 1.6.0.05
                                                          *>= 1.5.0.15
                                                          *>= 1.4.2.17
  3  app-emulation/emul-linux-x86-java     < 1.6.0.05      >= 1.6.0.05
                                                          *>= 1.5.0.15
                                                          *>= 1.4.2.17
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     3 affected packages on all of their supported architectures.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------

Description
===========

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Sun Java:

* Daniel Soeder discovered that a long codebase attribute string in a
  JNLP file will overflow a stack variable when launched by Java
  WebStart (CVE-2007-3655).

* Multiple vulnerabilities (CVE-2007-2435, CVE-2007-2788,
  CVE-2007-2789) that were previously reported as GLSA 200705-23 and
  GLSA 200706-08 also affect 1.4 and 1.6 SLOTs, which was not mentioned
  in the initial revision of said GLSAs.

* The Zero Day Initiative, TippingPoint and John Heasman reported
  multiple buffer overflows and unspecified vulnerabilities in Java Web
  Start (CVE-2008-1188, CVE-2008-1189, CVE-2008-1190, CVE-2008-1191).

* Hisashi Kojima of Fujitsu and JPCERT/CC reported a security issue
  when performing XSLT transformations (CVE-2008-1187).

* CERT/CC reported a Stack-based buffer overflow in Java Web Start
  when using JNLP files (CVE-2008-1196).

* Azul Systems reported an unspecified vulnerability that allows
  applets to escalate their privileges (CVE-2007-5689).

* Billy Rios, Dan Boneh, Collin Jackson, Adam Barth, Andrew Bortz,
  Weidong Shao, and David Byrne discovered multiple instances where
  Java applets or JavaScript programs run within browsers do not pin
  DNS hostnames to a single IP address, allowing for DNS rebinding
  attacks (CVE-2007-5232, CVE-2007-5273, CVE-2007-5274).

* Peter Csepely reported that Java Web Start does not properly
  enforce access restrictions for untrusted applications
  (CVE-2007-5237, CVE-2007-5238).

* Java Web Start does not properly enforce access restrictions for
  untrusted Java applications and applets, when handling drag-and-drop
  operations (CVE-2007-5239).

* Giorgio Maone discovered that warnings for untrusted code can be
  hidden under applications' windows (CVE-2007-5240).

* Fujitsu reported two security issues where security restrictions of
  web applets and applications were not properly enforced
  (CVE-2008-1185, CVE-2008-1186).

* John Heasman of NGSSoftware discovered that the Java Plug-in does
  not properly enforce the same origin policy (CVE-2008-1192).

* Chris Evans of the Google Security Team discovered multiple
  unspecified vulnerabilities within the Java Runtime Environment Image
  Parsing Library (CVE-2008-1193, CVE-2008-1194).

* Gregory Fleischer reported that web content fetched via the "jar:"
  protocol was not subject to network access restrictions
  (CVE-2008-1195).

* Chris Evans and Johannes Henkel of the Google Security Team
  reported that the XML parsing code retrieves external entities even
  when that feature is disabled (CVE-2008-0628).

* Multiple unspecified vulnerabilities might allow for escalation of
  privileges (CVE-2008-0657).

Impact
======

A remote attacker could entice a user to run a specially crafted applet
on a website or start an application in Java Web Start to execute
arbitrary code outside of the Java sandbox and of the Java security
restrictions with the privileges of the user running Java. The attacker
could also obtain sensitive information, create, modify, rename and
read local files, execute local applications, establish connections in
the local network, bypass the same origin policy, and cause a Denial of
Service via multiple vectors.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All Sun JRE users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "dev-java/sun-jre-bin"

All Sun JDK users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "dev-java/sun-jdk"

All emul-linux-x86-java users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "app-emulation/emul-linux-x86-java"

References
==========

  [ 1 ] CVE-2007-2435
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-2435
  [ 2 ] CVE-2007-2788
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-2788
  [ 3 ] CVE-2007-2789
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-2789
  [ 4 ] CVE-2007-3655
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-3655
  [ 5 ] CVE-2007-5232
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-5232
  [ 6 ] CVE-2007-5237
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-5237
  [ 7 ] CVE-2007-5238
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-5238
  [ 8 ] CVE-2007-5239
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-5239
  [ 9 ] CVE-2007-5240
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-5240
  [ 10 ] CVE-2007-5273
         http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-5273
  [ 11 ] CVE-2007-5274
         http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-5274
  [ 12 ] CVE-2007-5689
         http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-5689
  [ 13 ] CVE-2008-0628
         http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-0628
  [ 14 ] CVE-2008-0657
         http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-0657
  [ 15 ] CVE-2008-1185
         http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1185
  [ 16 ] CVE-2008-1186
         http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1186
  [ 17 ] CVE-2008-1187
         http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1187
  [ 18 ] CVE-2008-1188
         http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1188
  [ 19 ] CVE-2008-1189
         http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1189
  [ 20 ] CVE-2008-1190
         http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1190
  [ 21 ] CVE-2008-1191
         http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1191
  [ 22 ] CVE-2008-1192
         http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1192
  [ 23 ] CVE-2008-1193
         http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1193
  [ 24 ] CVE-2008-1194
         http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1194
  [ 25 ] CVE-2008-1195
         http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1195
  [ 26 ] CVE-2008-1196
         http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1196
  [ 27 ] GLSA 200705-23
         http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200705-23.xml
  [ 28 ] GLSA 200706-08
         http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200706-08.xml

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200804-20.xml

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
=======

Copyright 2008 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5
 
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