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(Red Hat Issues Fix) Sun Java Runtime Environment 'Calendar.readObject' Bug Lets Remote Applets Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1021330
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1021330
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-5353   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Dec 5 2008
Original Entry Date:  Dec 5 2008
Impact:   Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information, Execution of arbitrary code via network, Modification of user information, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): JDK and JRE 6 Update 10 and prior; JDK and JRE 5.0 Update 16 and prior; SDK and JRE 1.4.2_18 and prior
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Java Runtime Environment (JRE). A remote user can read/write files and execute applications on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted applet or application that, when loaded by the target user, will exploit a flaw in the processing of calendar objects and will read and write local files or execute applications on the target system with the privileges of the target user.

Sami Koivu reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create an applet or application that, when loaded by the target user, will read/write files and execute applications on the target user's system with the privileges of the target user.
Solution:   Red Hat has released a fix.

The Red Hat advisory is available at:

https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-1025.html

Vendor URL:  sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-66-244991-1 (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.
Dec 5 2008 Sun Java Runtime Environment 'Calendar.readObject' Bug Lets Remote Applets Gain Elevated Privileges



 Source Message Contents

Subject:  [RHSA-2008:1025-01] Critical: java-1.5.0-sun security update


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                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Critical: java-1.5.0-sun security update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2008:1025-01
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-1025.html
Issue date:        2008-12-04
CVE Names:         CVE-2008-2086 
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1. Summary:

Updated java-1.5.0-sun packages that correct 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, 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, x86_64

3. Description:

The Java Runtime Environment (JRE) contains the software and tools that
users need to run applets and applications written using the Java
programming language. 

A vulnerability was found in in Java Web Start. If a user visits a
malicious website, an attacker could misuse this flaw to execute arbitrary
code. (CVE-2008-2086)

Additionally, these packages fix several other vulnerabilities. These are
summarized in the "Advance notification of Security Updates for Java SE"
from Sun Microsystems. 

Users of java-1.5.0-sun should upgrade to these updated packages, which
correct 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. Package List:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4 Extras:

i386:
java-1.5.0-sun-1.5.0.17-1jpp.2.el4.i586.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-demo-1.5.0.17-1jpp.2.el4.i586.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-devel-1.5.0.17-1jpp.2.el4.i586.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-jdbc-1.5.0.17-1jpp.2.el4.i586.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-plugin-1.5.0.17-1jpp.2.el4.i586.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-src-1.5.0.17-1jpp.2.el4.i586.rpm

x86_64:
java-1.5.0-sun-1.5.0.17-1jpp.2.el4.x86_64.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-demo-1.5.0.17-1jpp.2.el4.x86_64.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-devel-1.5.0.17-1jpp.2.el4.x86_64.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-jdbc-1.5.0.17-1jpp.2.el4.x86_64.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-src-1.5.0.17-1jpp.2.el4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Desktop version 4 Extras:

i386:
java-1.5.0-sun-1.5.0.17-1jpp.2.el4.i586.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-demo-1.5.0.17-1jpp.2.el4.i586.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-devel-1.5.0.17-1jpp.2.el4.i586.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-jdbc-1.5.0.17-1jpp.2.el4.i586.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-plugin-1.5.0.17-1jpp.2.el4.i586.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-src-1.5.0.17-1jpp.2.el4.i586.rpm

x86_64:
java-1.5.0-sun-1.5.0.17-1jpp.2.el4.x86_64.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-demo-1.5.0.17-1jpp.2.el4.x86_64.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-devel-1.5.0.17-1jpp.2.el4.x86_64.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-jdbc-1.5.0.17-1jpp.2.el4.x86_64.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-src-1.5.0.17-1jpp.2.el4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4 Extras:

i386:
java-1.5.0-sun-1.5.0.17-1jpp.2.el4.i586.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-demo-1.5.0.17-1jpp.2.el4.i586.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-devel-1.5.0.17-1jpp.2.el4.i586.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-jdbc-1.5.0.17-1jpp.2.el4.i586.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-plugin-1.5.0.17-1jpp.2.el4.i586.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-src-1.5.0.17-1jpp.2.el4.i586.rpm

x86_64:
java-1.5.0-sun-1.5.0.17-1jpp.2.el4.x86_64.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-demo-1.5.0.17-1jpp.2.el4.x86_64.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-devel-1.5.0.17-1jpp.2.el4.x86_64.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-jdbc-1.5.0.17-1jpp.2.el4.x86_64.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-src-1.5.0.17-1jpp.2.el4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4 Extras:

i386:
java-1.5.0-sun-1.5.0.17-1jpp.2.el4.i586.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-demo-1.5.0.17-1jpp.2.el4.i586.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-devel-1.5.0.17-1jpp.2.el4.i586.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-jdbc-1.5.0.17-1jpp.2.el4.i586.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-plugin-1.5.0.17-1jpp.2.el4.i586.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-src-1.5.0.17-1jpp.2.el4.i586.rpm

x86_64:
java-1.5.0-sun-1.5.0.17-1jpp.2.el4.x86_64.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-demo-1.5.0.17-1jpp.2.el4.x86_64.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-devel-1.5.0.17-1jpp.2.el4.x86_64.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-jdbc-1.5.0.17-1jpp.2.el4.x86_64.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-src-1.5.0.17-1jpp.2.el4.x86_64.rpm

RHEL Desktop Supplementary (v. 5 client):

i386:
java-1.5.0-sun-1.5.0.17-1jpp.2.el5.i586.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-demo-1.5.0.17-1jpp.2.el5.i586.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-devel-1.5.0.17-1jpp.2.el5.i586.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-jdbc-1.5.0.17-1jpp.2.el5.i586.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-plugin-1.5.0.17-1jpp.2.el5.i586.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-src-1.5.0.17-1jpp.2.el5.i586.rpm

x86_64:
java-1.5.0-sun-1.5.0.17-1jpp.2.el5.x86_64.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-demo-1.5.0.17-1jpp.2.el5.x86_64.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-devel-1.5.0.17-1jpp.2.el5.x86_64.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-jdbc-1.5.0.17-1jpp.2.el5.x86_64.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-plugin-1.5.0.17-1jpp.2.el5.i586.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-src-1.5.0.17-1jpp.2.el5.x86_64.rpm

RHEL Supplementary (v. 5 server):

i386:
java-1.5.0-sun-1.5.0.17-1jpp.2.el5.i586.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-demo-1.5.0.17-1jpp.2.el5.i586.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-devel-1.5.0.17-1jpp.2.el5.i586.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-jdbc-1.5.0.17-1jpp.2.el5.i586.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-plugin-1.5.0.17-1jpp.2.el5.i586.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-src-1.5.0.17-1jpp.2.el5.i586.rpm

x86_64:
java-1.5.0-sun-1.5.0.17-1jpp.2.el5.x86_64.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-demo-1.5.0.17-1jpp.2.el5.x86_64.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-devel-1.5.0.17-1jpp.2.el5.x86_64.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-jdbc-1.5.0.17-1jpp.2.el5.x86_64.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-plugin-1.5.0.17-1jpp.2.el5.i586.rpm
java-1.5.0-sun-src-1.5.0.17-1jpp.2.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:

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-2086
http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#critical
http://blogs.sun.com/security/entry/advance_notification_of_security_updates3

7. 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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