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[security-announce] SUSE Security Announcement: IBM Java 6 security update (SUSE-SA:2010:004)
  • From: Marcus Meissner <meissner@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 12 Jan 2010 17:47:21 +0100
  • Message-id: <4b4ca799.RIbqOuZtSx9vGESe%meissner@xxxxxxx>

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SUSE Security Announcement

Package: java-1_6_0-ibm
Announcement ID: SUSE-SA:2010:004
Date: Tue, 12 Jan 2010 17:00:00 +0000
Affected Products: SLE 11
SLES 11
Vulnerability Type: remote code execution
CVSS v2 Base Score: 9.3 (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
SUSE Default Package: yes
Cross-References: CVE-2009-0217, CVE-2009-3865, CVE-2009-3866
CVE-2009-3867, CVE-2009-3868, CVE-2009-3869
CVE-2009-3871, CVE-2009-3872, CVE-2009-3873
CVE-2009-3874, CVE-2009-3875, CVE-2009-3876
CVE-2009-3877

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

IBM Java 6 was updated to Service Refresh 7.

The following security issues were fixed:
CVE-2009-3876
CVE-2009-3877: A vulnerability in the Java Runtime Environment with
decoding DER encoded data might allow a remote client to cause the
JRE to crash, resulting in a denial of service condition.

CVE-2009-3867: A buffer overflow vulnerability in the Java Runtime
Environment audio system might allow an untrusted applet or Java Web
Start 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-2009-3868: A buffer overflow vulnerability in the Java Runtime
Environment with parsing image files might allow an untrusted applet
or Java Web Start 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-2009-3872: An integer overflow vulnerability in the Java Runtime
Environment with reading JPEG files might allow an untrusted applet
or Java Web Start 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-2009-3873: A buffer overflow vulnerability in the Java Runtime
Environment with processing JPEG files might allow an untrusted applet
or Java Web Start 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-2009-3875: A security vulnerability in the Java Runtime
Environment with verifying HMAC digests might allow authentication to
be bypassed. This action can allow a user to forge a digital signature
that would be accepted as valid. Applications that validate HMAC-based
digital signatures might be vulnerable to this type of attack.

CVE-2009-3865: A command execution vulnerability in the Java Runtime
Environment Deployment Toolkit might be used to run arbitrary
code. This issue might occur as the result of a user of the Java
Runtime Environment viewing a specially crafted web page that exploits
this vulnerability.

CVE-2009-3869: A buffer overflow vulnerability in the Java Runtime
Environment with processing image files might allow an untrusted applet
or Java Web Start 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-2009-3871: A buffer overflow vulnerability in the Java Runtime
Environment with processing image files might allow an untrusted applet
or Java Web Start 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-2009-3866: A security vulnerability in the Java Web Start Installer
might be used to allow an untrusted Java Web Start application to
run as a trusted application and run arbitrary code. This issue might
occur as the result of a user of the Java Runtime Environment viewing
a specially crafted web page that exploits this vulnerability.

CVE-2009-3874: An integer overflow vulnerability in the Java Runtime
Environment with processing JPEG images might allow an untrusted applet
or Java Web Start 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-2009-0217: 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.

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 6 applications
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 <file.rpm>

to apply the update, replacing <file.rpm> 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=39e43680df27683c7e496d57e45f7060

SLE 11

http://download.novell.com/index.jsp?search=Search&set_restricted=true&keywords=39e43680df27683c7e496d57e45f7060

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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 <file>

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

gpg: Signature made <DATE> using RSA key ID 3D25D3D9
gpg: Good signature from "SuSE Security Team <security@xxxxxxx>"

where <DATE> 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 <file.rpm>

to verify the signature of the package, replacing <file.rpm> with the
filename of the RPM package downloaded. The package is unmodified if it
contains a valid signature from build@xxxxxxx 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
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opensuse-security@xxxxxxxxxxxx
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Only SUSE's security announcements are sent to this list.
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SUSE's security contact is <security@xxxxxxxx> or <security@xxxxxxx>.
The <security@xxxxxxx> public key is listed below.
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______________________________________________________________________________

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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pub 1024D/9C800ACA 2000-10-19 SuSE Package Signing Key <build@xxxxxxx>

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