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SuSE: IBM Java 6 (SUSE-SA:2009:053) Print E-mail
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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
SuSE
______________________________________________________________________________

                        SUSE Security Announcement

        Package:                java-1_6_0-ibm
        Announcement ID:        SUSE-SA:2009:053
        Date:                   Wed, 04 Nov 2009 15:00:00 +0000
        Affected Products:      SLE 11
                                SLES 11
        Vulnerability Type:     remote code execution
        Severity (1-10):        8
        SUSE Default Package:   yes
        Cross-References:       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

    Content of This Advisory:
        1) Security Vulnerability Resolved:
             IBM Java 6 security update
           Problem Description
        2) Solution or Work-Around
        3) Special Instructions and Notes
        4) Package Location and Checksums
        5) Pending Vulnerabilities, Solutions, and Work-Arounds:
            See SUSE Security Summary Report.
        6) Authenticity Verification and Additional Information

______________________________________________________________________________

1) Problem Description and Brief Discussion

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

   Following security issues were fixed:
   CVE-2009-2676: 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.

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

   CVE-2009-2493: 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-2009-2670: A vulnerability in the Java Runtime Environment audio
   system might allow an untrusted applet or Java Web Start application
   to access system properties.

   CVE-2009-0217: 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.

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

   CVE-2009-2671
   CVE-2009-2672: 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 user name of the user
   running the applet or application.

   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.

   CVE-2009-2673: 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-2009-2674: 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-2009-2675: 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-2009-2625: 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.

2) Solution or Work-Around

   There is no known workaround, please install the update packages.

3) Special Instructions and Notes

   Please close and restart all running instances of IBM Java after the update.

4) Package Location and Checksums

   The preferred method for installing security updates is to use the YaST
   Online Update (YOU) tool. YOU detects which updates are required and
   automatically performs the necessary steps to verify and install them.
   Alternatively, download the update packages for your distribution manually
   and verify their integrity by the methods listed in Section 6 of this
   announcement. Then install the packages using the command

     rpm -Fhv 

   to apply the update, replacing  with the filename of the
   downloaded RPM package.

   Our maintenance customers are notified individually. The packages are
   offered for installation from the maintenance web:

   SLES 11
     http://download.novell.com/index.jsp?search=Search&set_restricted=true&keywords=27428b62b5ccd6ac2929bae4bea6f2dd

   SLE 11
     http://download.novell.com/index.jsp?search=Search&set_restricted=true&keywords=27428b62b5ccd6ac2929bae4bea6f2dd

______________________________________________________________________________

5) Pending Vulnerabilities, Solutions, and Work-Arounds:

   See SUSE Security Summary Report.
______________________________________________________________________________

6) Authenticity Verification and Additional Information

  - Announcement authenticity verification:

    SUSE security announcements are published via mailing lists and on Web
    sites. The authenticity and integrity of a SUSE security announcement is
    guaranteed by a cryptographic signature in each announcement. All SUSE
    security announcements are published with a valid signature.

    To verify the signature of the announcement, save it as text into a file
    and run the command

      gpg --verify 

    replacing  with the name of the file where you saved the
    announcement. The output for a valid signature looks like:

      gpg: Signature made  using RSA key ID 3D25D3D9
      gpg: Good signature from "SuSE Security Team "

    where  is replaced by the date the document was signed.

    If the security team's key is not contained in your key ring, you can
    import it from the first installation CD. To import the key, use the
    command

      gpg --import gpg-pubkey-3d25d3d9-36e12d04.asc

  - Package authenticity verification:

    SUSE update packages are available on many mirror FTP servers all over the
    world. While this service is considered valuable and important to the free
    and open source software community, the authenticity and the integrity of
    a package needs to be verified to ensure that it has not been tampered
    with.

    The internal rpm package signatures provide an easy way to verify the
    authenticity of an RPM package. Use the command

     rpm -v --checksig 

    to verify the signature of the package, replacing  with the
    filename of the RPM package downloaded. The package is unmodified if it
    contains a valid signature from build@suse.de with the key ID 9C800ACA.

    This key is automatically imported into the RPM database (on
    RPMv4-based distributions) and the gpg key ring of 'root' during
    installation. You can also find it on the first installation CD and at
    the end of this announcement.

  - SUSE runs two security mailing lists to which any interested party may
    subscribe:

    opensuse-security@opensuse.org
        -   General Linux and SUSE security discussion.
            All SUSE security announcements are sent to this list.
            To subscribe, send an e-mail to
                .

    opensuse-security-announce@opensuse.org
        -   SUSE's announce-only mailing list.
            Only SUSE's security announcements are sent to this list.
            To subscribe, send an e-mail to
                .

    =====================================================================
    SUSE's security contact is  or .
    The  public key is listed below.
    =====================================================================
______________________________________________________________________________

    The information in this advisory may be distributed or reproduced,
    provided that the advisory is not modified in any way. In particular, the
    clear text signature should show proof of the authenticity of the text.

    SUSE Linux Products GmbH provides no warranties of any kind whatsoever
    with respect to the information contained in this security advisory.
 
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