==================================================================== Red Hat Security Advisory Synopsis: Important: java-1.5.0-bea security update Advisory ID: RHSA-2008:1044-01 Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-1044.html Issue date: 2008-12-18 Keywords: Security ==================================================================== 1. Summary: java-1.5.0-bea as shipped in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 Extras and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Supplementary, contains security flaws and should not be used. This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team. 2. Relevant releases/architectures: Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4 Extras - i386, ia64, x86_64 Red Hat Desktop version 4 Extras - i386, x86_64 Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4 Extras - i386, ia64, x86_64 Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4 Extras - i386, ia64, x86_64 RHEL Supplementary (v. 5 server) - i386, ia64, x86_64 3. Description: The BEA WebLogic JRockit JRE and SDK contains BEA WebLogic JRockit Virtual Machine and is certified for the Java™ 2 Platform, Standard Edition, v1.5.0. The java-1.5.0-bea packages are vulnerable to important security flaws and should no longer be used. A flaw was found in the Java Management Extensions (JMX) management agent. When local monitoring was enabled, remote attackers could use this flaw to perform illegal operations. (CVE-2008-3103) Several flaws involving the handling of unsigned applets were found. A remote attacker could misuse an unsigned applet in order to connect to services on the host running the applet. (CVE-2008-3104) Several flaws in the Java API for XML Web Services (JAX-WS) client and the JAX-WS service implementation were found. A remote attacker who could cause malicious XML to be processed by an application could access URLs, or cause a denial of service. (CVE-2008-3105, CVE-2008-3106) A buffer overflow vulnerability was found in the font processing code. This allowed remote attackers to extend the permissions of an untrusted applet or application, allowing it to read or write local files, as well as to execute local applications accessible to the user running the untrusted application. (CVE-2008-3108) The vulnerabilities concerning applets listed above can only be triggered in java-1.5.0-bea, by calling the "appletviewer" application. BEA was acquired by Oracle® during 2008 (the acquisition was completed on April 29, 2008). Consequently, JRockit is now an Oracle offering and these issues are addressed in the current release of Oracle JRockit. Due to a license change by Oracle, however, Red Hat is unable to ship Oracle JRockit. Users who wish to continue using JRockit should get an update directly from Oracle: . Alternatives to Oracle JRockit include the Java 2 Technology Edition of the IBM® Developer Kit for Linux and the Sun™ Java SE Development Kit (JDK), both of which are available on the Extras or Supplementary channels. For Java 6 users, the new OpenJDK open source JDK will be included in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.3 and will be supported by Red Hat. This update removes the java-1.5.0-bea packages due to their known security vulnerabilities. 4. Solution: Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released errata relevant to your system have been applied. This update is available via Red Hat Network. Details on how to use the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at 5. Package List: Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4 Extras: i386: java-1.5.0-bea-uninstall-184.108.40.206-1jpp.5.el4.i686.rpm ia64: java-1.5.0-bea-uninstall-220.127.116.11-1jpp.5.el4.ia64.rpm x86_64: java-1.5.0-bea-uninstall-18.104.22.168-1jpp.5.el4.x86_64.rpm Red Hat Desktop version 4 Extras: i386: java-1.5.0-bea-uninstall-22.214.171.124-1jpp.5.el4.i686.rpm x86_64: java-1.5.0-bea-uninstall-126.96.36.199-1jpp.5.el4.x86_64.rpm Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4 Extras: i386: java-1.5.0-bea-uninstall-188.8.131.52-1jpp.5.el4.i686.rpm ia64: java-1.5.0-bea-uninstall-184.108.40.206-1jpp.5.el4.ia64.rpm x86_64: java-1.5.0-bea-uninstall-220.127.116.11-1jpp.5.el4.x86_64.rpm Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4 Extras: i386: java-1.5.0-bea-uninstall-18.104.22.168-1jpp.5.el4.i686.rpm ia64: java-1.5.0-bea-uninstall-22.214.171.124-1jpp.5.el4.ia64.rpm x86_64: java-1.5.0-bea-uninstall-126.96.36.199-1jpp.5.el4.x86_64.rpm RHEL Supplementary (v. 5 server): i386: java-1.5.0-bea-uninstall-188.8.131.52-1jpp.5.el5.i686.rpm ia64: java-1.5.0-bea-uninstall-184.108.40.206-1jpp.5.el5.ia64.rpm x86_64: java-1.5.0-bea-uninstall-220.127.116.11-1jpp.5.el5.x86_64.rpm These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security. Our key and details on how to verify the signature are available from https://www.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package 6. References: https://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#important 7. Contact: The Red Hat security contact is
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