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(Red Hat Issues Fix) Java Runtime Environment (JRE) Bugs Let Remote Users Connect to Local Host Ports
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1020597
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1020597
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-3104   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Aug 1 2008
Impact:   Host/resource access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): SDK and JRE 1.3.x_22, SDK and JRE 1.4.2_17, JDK and JRE 5.0 Update 15, and JDK and JRE 6 Update 6; and prior versions
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Java Runtime Environment (JRE). A remote user can bypass same-origin policy restrictions.

A remote user can create a specially crafted applet that, when loaded by the target user, will be able to bypass network access restrictions and connect to certain ports on the local host.

Gregory Fleischer reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can connect to certain ports on the local host.
Solution:   Red Hat has released a fix.

The Red Hat advisory is available at:

https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0790.html

Vendor URL:  sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-66-238968-1 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Red Hat Enterprise)
Underlying OS Comments:  4, 5

Message History:   This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.
Jul 10 2008 Java Runtime Environment (JRE) Bugs Let Remote Users Connect to Local Host Ports



 Source Message Contents

Subject:  [RHSA-2008:0790-02] Critical: java-1.5.0-ibm security update


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                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Critical: java-1.5.0-ibm security update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2008:0790-02
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0790.html
Issue date:        2008-07-31
CVE Names:         CVE-2008-3104 CVE-2008-3106 CVE-2008-3108 
                   CVE-2008-3111 CVE-2008-3112 CVE-2008-3113 
                   CVE-2008-3114 
=====================================================================

1. Summary:

Updated java-1.5.0-ibm packages that fix several security issues are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 Extras and 5 Supplementary.

This update has been rated as having critical security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4 Extras - i386, ppc, s390, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Desktop version 4 Extras - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4 Extras - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4 Extras - i386, x86_64
RHEL Desktop Supplementary (v. 5 client) - i386, x86_64
RHEL Supplementary (v. 5 server) - i386, ppc, s390x, x86_64

3. Description:

The IBM 1.5.0 Java release includes the IBM Java 2 Runtime Environment and
the IBM Java 2 Software Development Kit.

Multiple vulnerabilities with unsigned applets were reported. A remote
attacker could misuse an unsigned applet to connect to localhost services
running on the host running the applet. (CVE-2008-3104) 

A vulnerability in the XML processing API was found. A remote attacker who
caused malicious XML to be processed by an untrusted applet or application
was able to elevate permissions to access URLs on a remote host.
(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 and/or write local files, as well as to
execute local applications accessible to the user running the untrusted
application. (CVE-2008-3108)

Several buffer overflow vulnerabilities in Java Web Start were reported.
These vulnerabilities allowed an untrusted Java Web Start application to
elevate its privileges, allowing it to read and/or write local files, as
well as to execute local applications accessible to the user running the
untrusted application. (CVE-2008-3111)

Two file processing vulnerabilities in Java Web Start were found. A remote
attacker, by means of an untrusted Java Web Start application, was able to
create or delete arbitrary files with the permissions of the user running
the untrusted application. (CVE-2008-3112, CVE-2008-3113)

A vulnerability in Java Web Start when processing untrusted applications
was reported. An attacker was able to acquire sensitive information, such
as the cache location. (CVE-2008-3114)

All users of java-1.5.0-ibm are advised to upgrade to these updated
packages, that contain the IBM 1.5.0 SR8 Java release, which resolves
these issues.

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
http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/FAQ_58_10188

5. Bugs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

452649 - CVE-2008-3105 CVE-2008-3106 OpenJDK JAX-WS unauthorized URL access (6542088)
454601 - CVE-2008-3104 Java RE allows Same Origin Policy to be Bypassed (6687932)
454604 - CVE-2008-3108 Security Vulnerability with JRE fonts processing may allow Elevation of Privileges (6450319)
454605 - CVE-2008-3111 Java Web Start Buffer overflow vulnerabilities (6557220)
454606 - CVE-2008-3112 Java Web Start, arbitrary file creation (6703909)
454607 - CVE-2008-3113 Java Web Start arbitrary file creation/deletion file with user permissions (6704077)
454608 - CVE-2008-3114 Java Web Start, untrusted application may determine Cache Location  (6704074)

6. Package List:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4 Extras:

i386:
java-1.5.0-ibm-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el4.i386.rpm
java-1.5.0-ibm-demo-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el4.i386.rpm
java-1.5.0-ibm-devel-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el4.i386.rpm
java-1.5.0-ibm-javacomm-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el4.i386.rpm
java-1.5.0-ibm-jdbc-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el4.i386.rpm
java-1.5.0-ibm-plugin-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el4.i386.rpm
java-1.5.0-ibm-src-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el4.i386.rpm

ppc:
java-1.5.0-ibm-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el4.ppc.rpm
java-1.5.0-ibm-demo-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el4.ppc.rpm
java-1.5.0-ibm-devel-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el4.ppc.rpm
java-1.5.0-ibm-javacomm-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el4.ppc.rpm
java-1.5.0-ibm-jdbc-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el4.ppc.rpm
java-1.5.0-ibm-plugin-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el4.ppc.rpm
java-1.5.0-ibm-src-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el4.ppc.rpm

s390:
java-1.5.0-ibm-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el4.s390.rpm
java-1.5.0-ibm-demo-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el4.s390.rpm
java-1.5.0-ibm-devel-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el4.s390.rpm
java-1.5.0-ibm-jdbc-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el4.s390.rpm
java-1.5.0-ibm-src-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el4.s390.rpm

s390x:
java-1.5.0-ibm-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el4.s390x.rpm
java-1.5.0-ibm-demo-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el4.s390x.rpm
java-1.5.0-ibm-devel-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el4.s390x.rpm
java-1.5.0-ibm-src-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el4.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
java-1.5.0-ibm-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el4.x86_64.rpm
java-1.5.0-ibm-demo-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el4.x86_64.rpm
java-1.5.0-ibm-devel-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el4.x86_64.rpm
java-1.5.0-ibm-javacomm-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el4.x86_64.rpm
java-1.5.0-ibm-src-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Desktop version 4 Extras:

i386:
java-1.5.0-ibm-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el4.i386.rpm
java-1.5.0-ibm-demo-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el4.i386.rpm
java-1.5.0-ibm-devel-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el4.i386.rpm
java-1.5.0-ibm-javacomm-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el4.i386.rpm
java-1.5.0-ibm-jdbc-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el4.i386.rpm
java-1.5.0-ibm-plugin-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el4.i386.rpm
java-1.5.0-ibm-src-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el4.i386.rpm

x86_64:
java-1.5.0-ibm-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el4.x86_64.rpm
java-1.5.0-ibm-demo-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el4.x86_64.rpm
java-1.5.0-ibm-devel-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el4.x86_64.rpm
java-1.5.0-ibm-javacomm-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el4.x86_64.rpm
java-1.5.0-ibm-src-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4 Extras:

i386:
java-1.5.0-ibm-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el4.i386.rpm
java-1.5.0-ibm-demo-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el4.i386.rpm
java-1.5.0-ibm-devel-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el4.i386.rpm
java-1.5.0-ibm-javacomm-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el4.i386.rpm
java-1.5.0-ibm-jdbc-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el4.i386.rpm
java-1.5.0-ibm-plugin-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el4.i386.rpm
java-1.5.0-ibm-src-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el4.i386.rpm

x86_64:
java-1.5.0-ibm-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el4.x86_64.rpm
java-1.5.0-ibm-demo-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el4.x86_64.rpm
java-1.5.0-ibm-devel-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el4.x86_64.rpm
java-1.5.0-ibm-javacomm-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el4.x86_64.rpm
java-1.5.0-ibm-src-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4 Extras:

i386:
java-1.5.0-ibm-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el4.i386.rpm
java-1.5.0-ibm-demo-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el4.i386.rpm
java-1.5.0-ibm-devel-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el4.i386.rpm
java-1.5.0-ibm-javacomm-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el4.i386.rpm
java-1.5.0-ibm-jdbc-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el4.i386.rpm
java-1.5.0-ibm-plugin-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el4.i386.rpm
java-1.5.0-ibm-src-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el4.i386.rpm

x86_64:
java-1.5.0-ibm-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el4.x86_64.rpm
java-1.5.0-ibm-demo-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el4.x86_64.rpm
java-1.5.0-ibm-devel-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el4.x86_64.rpm
java-1.5.0-ibm-javacomm-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el4.x86_64.rpm
java-1.5.0-ibm-src-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el4.x86_64.rpm

RHEL Desktop Supplementary (v. 5 client):

i386:
java-1.5.0-ibm-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el5.i386.rpm
java-1.5.0-ibm-accessibility-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el5.i386.rpm
java-1.5.0-ibm-demo-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el5.i386.rpm
java-1.5.0-ibm-devel-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el5.i386.rpm
java-1.5.0-ibm-javacomm-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el5.i386.rpm
java-1.5.0-ibm-jdbc-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el5.i386.rpm
java-1.5.0-ibm-plugin-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el5.i386.rpm
java-1.5.0-ibm-src-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el5.i386.rpm

x86_64:
java-1.5.0-ibm-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el5.i386.rpm
java-1.5.0-ibm-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el5.x86_64.rpm
java-1.5.0-ibm-accessibility-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el5.x86_64.rpm
java-1.5.0-ibm-demo-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el5.i386.rpm
java-1.5.0-ibm-demo-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el5.x86_64.rpm
java-1.5.0-ibm-devel-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el5.i386.rpm
java-1.5.0-ibm-devel-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el5.x86_64.rpm
java-1.5.0-ibm-javacomm-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el5.i386.rpm
java-1.5.0-ibm-javacomm-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el5.x86_64.rpm
java-1.5.0-ibm-jdbc-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el5.i386.rpm
java-1.5.0-ibm-plugin-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el5.i386.rpm
java-1.5.0-ibm-src-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el5.i386.rpm
java-1.5.0-ibm-src-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el5.x86_64.rpm

RHEL Supplementary (v. 5 server):

i386:
java-1.5.0-ibm-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el5.i386.rpm
java-1.5.0-ibm-accessibility-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el5.i386.rpm
java-1.5.0-ibm-demo-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el5.i386.rpm
java-1.5.0-ibm-devel-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el5.i386.rpm
java-1.5.0-ibm-javacomm-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el5.i386.rpm
java-1.5.0-ibm-jdbc-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el5.i386.rpm
java-1.5.0-ibm-plugin-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el5.i386.rpm
java-1.5.0-ibm-src-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el5.i386.rpm

ppc:
java-1.5.0-ibm-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el5.ppc.rpm
java-1.5.0-ibm-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el5.ppc64.rpm
java-1.5.0-ibm-accessibility-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el5.ppc.rpm
java-1.5.0-ibm-demo-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el5.ppc.rpm
java-1.5.0-ibm-demo-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el5.ppc64.rpm
java-1.5.0-ibm-devel-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el5.ppc.rpm
java-1.5.0-ibm-devel-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el5.ppc64.rpm
java-1.5.0-ibm-javacomm-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el5.ppc.rpm
java-1.5.0-ibm-javacomm-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el5.ppc64.rpm
java-1.5.0-ibm-jdbc-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el5.ppc.rpm
java-1.5.0-ibm-plugin-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el5.ppc.rpm
java-1.5.0-ibm-src-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el5.ppc.rpm
java-1.5.0-ibm-src-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el5.ppc64.rpm

s390x:
java-1.5.0-ibm-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el5.s390.rpm
java-1.5.0-ibm-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el5.s390x.rpm
java-1.5.0-ibm-accessibility-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el5.s390x.rpm
java-1.5.0-ibm-demo-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el5.s390.rpm
java-1.5.0-ibm-demo-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el5.s390x.rpm
java-1.5.0-ibm-devel-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el5.s390.rpm
java-1.5.0-ibm-devel-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el5.s390x.rpm
java-1.5.0-ibm-jdbc-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el5.s390.rpm
java-1.5.0-ibm-src-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el5.s390.rpm
java-1.5.0-ibm-src-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el5.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
java-1.5.0-ibm-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el5.i386.rpm
java-1.5.0-ibm-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el5.x86_64.rpm
java-1.5.0-ibm-accessibility-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el5.x86_64.rpm
java-1.5.0-ibm-demo-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el5.i386.rpm
java-1.5.0-ibm-demo-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el5.x86_64.rpm
java-1.5.0-ibm-devel-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el5.i386.rpm
java-1.5.0-ibm-devel-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el5.x86_64.rpm
java-1.5.0-ibm-javacomm-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el5.i386.rpm
java-1.5.0-ibm-javacomm-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el5.x86_64.rpm
java-1.5.0-ibm-jdbc-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el5.i386.rpm
java-1.5.0-ibm-plugin-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el5.i386.rpm
java-1.5.0-ibm-src-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.el5.i386.rpm
java-1.5.0-ibm-src-1.5.0.8-1jpp.1.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

7. References:

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-3104
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-3106
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-3108
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-3111
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-3112
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-3113
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-3114
http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#critical

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is <secalert@redhat.com>.  More contact
details at https://www.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

Copyright 2008 Red Hat, Inc.
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