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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
SuSE To avoid flooding mailing lists with SUSE Security Announcements for minor issues, SUSE Security releases weekly summary reports for the low profile vulnerability fixes. The SUSE Security Summary Reports do not list or download URLs like the SUSE Security Announcements that are released for more severe vulnerabilities. List of vulnerabilities in this summary include: gnome-screensaver, tomcat5, tomcat6, libtheora, java-1_6_0-sun, samba.
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                        SUSE Security Summary Report

        Announcement ID:        SUSE-SR:2010:008
        Date:                   Wed, 07 Apr 2010 13:00:00 +0000
        Cross-References:       CVE-2008-5515, CVE-2009-2693, CVE-2009-2901
                                CVE-2009-2902, CVE-2009-3389, CVE-2009-3555
                                CVE-2010-0082, CVE-2010-0084, CVE-2010-0085
                                CVE-2010-0087, CVE-2010-0088, CVE-2010-0089
                                CVE-2010-0090, CVE-2010-0091, CVE-2010-0092
                                CVE-2010-0093, CVE-2010-0094, CVE-2010-0095
                                CVE-2010-0547, CVE-2010-0732, CVE-2010-0837
                                CVE-2010-0838, CVE-2010-0839, CVE-2010-0840
                                CVE-2010-0841, CVE-2010-0842, CVE-2010-0843
                                CVE-2010-0844, CVE-2010-0845, CVE-2010-0846
                                CVE-2010-0847, CVE-2010-0848, CVE-2010-0849
                                CVE-2010-0850, CVE-2010-0926

    Content of this advisory:
        1) Solved Security Vulnerabilities:
            - gnome-screensaver
            - tomcat5, tomcat6
            - libtheora
            - java-1_6_0-sun
            - samba
        2) Pending Vulnerabilities, Solutions, and Work-Arounds:
            none
        3) Authenticity Verification and Additional Information

______________________________________________________________________________

1) Solved Security Vulnerabilities

   To avoid flooding mailing lists with SUSE Security Announcements for minor
   issues, SUSE Security releases weekly summary reports for the low profile
   vulnerability fixes. The SUSE Security Summary Reports do not list or
   download URLs like the SUSE Security Announcements that are released for
   more severe vulnerabilities.

   Fixed packages for the following incidents are already available on our FTP
   server and via the YaST Online Update.

   - gnome-screensaver
     Pressing the "Return" key repeatedly caused an X error that terminated
     gnome-screensaver (CVE-2010-0732).
     
     Affected Products: SLE11, openSUSE 11.0, 11.1, 11.2

   - tomcat5, tomcat6
     tomcat was updated to fix several security issues:
     - CVE-2009-2693, CVE-2009-2902:
       Directory traversal vulnerability allowed remote attackers
       to create or overwrite arbitrary files/dirs with a specially crafted
       WAR file.
     - CVE-2009-2901:
       When autoDeploy is enabled the autodeployment process deployed
       appBase files that remain from a failed undeploy, which might allow
       remote attackers to bypass intended authentication requirements
       via HTTP requests.
     - CVE-2008-5515:
       When using the RequestDispatcher method, it was possible for remote
       attackers to bypass intended access restrictions and conduct directory
       traversal attacks.
     
     Affected Products: SLES9, SLE10-SP2, SLE10-SP3, SLE11, openSUSE 11.0, 11.1, 11.2

   - libtheora
     An integer overflow was fixed in libtheora. It could be exploited
     remotely to execute arbitrary code (CVE-2009-3389).
     
     Affected Products: SLE11, openSUSE 11.0, 11.1, 11.2

   - java-1_6_0-sun
     Sun Java 6 Update 19 was released to fix a large number of security
     issues, including several buffer overflows.
     
     (CVE-2010-0082, CVE-2010-0084, CVE-2010-0085, CVE-2010-0087,
     CVE-2010-0088, CVE-2010-0089, CVE-2010-0090, CVE-2010-0091,
     CVE-2010-0092, CVE-2010-0093, CVE-2010-0094, CVE-2010-0095,
     CVE-2010-0837, CVE-2010-0838, CVE-2010-0839, CVE-2010-0840,
     CVE-2010-0841, CVE-2010-0842, CVE-2010-0843, CVE-2010-0844,
     CVE-2010-0845, CVE-2010-0846, CVE-2010-0847, CVE-2010-0848,
     CVE-2010-0849, CVE-2010-0850).
     
     This update also disables unsafe TLS renegotiations (CVE-2009-3555).
     Please refer to the following document for more information:
     http://java.sun.com/javase/javaseforbusiness/docs/TLSReadme.html
     
     Affected Products: SLE11, openSUSE 11.0, 11.1, 11.2

   - samba
     With enabled "wide links" samba follows symbolic links on the server
     side, therefore allowing clients to overwrite arbitrary files
     (CVE-2010-0926). This update changes the default setting to have
     "wide links" disabled by default. The new default only works if
     "wide links" is not set explicitly in smb.conf.
     
     Due to a race condition in mount.cifs a local attacker could corrupt
     /etc/mtab if mount.cifs is installed setuid root. mount.cifs is not
     setuid root by default and it's not recommended to change that
     (CVE-2010-0547).
     
     Affected Products: SLES9, SLE10-SP2, SLE10-SP3, SLE11, openSUSE 11.0, 11.1, 11.2


______________________________________________________________________________

2) Pending Vulnerabilities, Solutions, and Work-Arounds

   none
______________________________________________________________________________

3) 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 containing 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 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 included 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.
    =====================================================================
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