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(Red Hat Issues Fix) Sun Java Runtime Environment 'Calendar.readObject' Bug Lets Remote Applets Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1021587
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1021587
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-5353   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jan 14 2009
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 for java-1.6.0-ibm.

The Red Hat advisory is available at:

https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-0015.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-2009:0015-01] Critical: java-1.6.0-ibm security update


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                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Critical: java-1.6.0-ibm security update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2009:0015-01
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-0015.html
Issue date:        2009-01-13
CVE Names:         CVE-2008-2086 CVE-2008-5339 CVE-2008-5344 
                   CVE-2008-5345 CVE-2008-5347 CVE-2008-5348 
                   CVE-2008-5350 CVE-2008-5352 CVE-2008-5353 
                   CVE-2008-5354 CVE-2008-5359 CVE-2008-5360 
=====================================================================

1. Summary:

Updated java-1.6.0-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 1.6.0 Java release includes the IBM Java 2 Runtime Environment and
the IBM Java 2 Software Development Kit.

This update fixes several vulnerabilities in the IBM Java 2 Runtime
Environment and the IBM Java 2 Software Development Kit. These are
summarized in the "Security Alerts" from IBM. 

All users of java-1.6.0-ibm are advised to upgrade to these updated
packages, containing the IBM 1.6.0 SR3 Java release.

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/docs/DOC-11259

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

472201 - CVE-2008-5350 OpenJDK allows to list files within the user home directory (6484091)
472208 - CVE-2008-5347 OpenJDK applet privilege escalation via JAX package access (6592792)
472209 - CVE-2008-5348 OpenJDK Denial-Of-Service in kerberos authentication (6588160)
472211 - CVE-2008-5360 OpenJDK temporary files have guessable file names (6721753)
472212 - CVE-2008-5359 OpenJDK Buffer overflow in image processing (6726779)
472224 - CVE-2008-5353 OpenJDK calendar object deserialization allows privilege escalation (6734167)
472228 - CVE-2008-5354 OpenJDK Privilege escalation in command line applications (6733959)
472233 - CVE-2008-5352 OpenJDK Jar200 Decompression buffer overflow (6755943)
474556 - CVE-2008-2086 Java Web Start File Inclusion via System Properties Override
474772 - CVE-2008-5339 JavaWebStart allows unauthorized network connections
474792 - CVE-2008-5344 Java WebStart unprivileged local file and network access
474793 - CVE-2008-5345 JRE allows unauthorized file access and connections to localhost

6. Package List:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4 Extras:

i386:
java-1.6.0-ibm-1.6.0.3-1jpp.3.el4.i386.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-demo-1.6.0.3-1jpp.3.el4.i386.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-devel-1.6.0.3-1jpp.3.el4.i386.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-javacomm-1.6.0.3-1jpp.3.el4.i386.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-jdbc-1.6.0.3-1jpp.3.el4.i386.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-plugin-1.6.0.3-1jpp.3.el4.i386.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-src-1.6.0.3-1jpp.3.el4.i386.rpm

ppc:
java-1.6.0-ibm-1.6.0.3-1jpp.3.el4.ppc.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-demo-1.6.0.3-1jpp.3.el4.ppc.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-devel-1.6.0.3-1jpp.3.el4.ppc.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-javacomm-1.6.0.3-1jpp.3.el4.ppc.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-jdbc-1.6.0.3-1jpp.3.el4.ppc.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-plugin-1.6.0.3-1jpp.3.el4.ppc.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-src-1.6.0.3-1jpp.3.el4.ppc.rpm

s390:
java-1.6.0-ibm-1.6.0.3-1jpp.3.el4.s390.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-demo-1.6.0.3-1jpp.3.el4.s390.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-devel-1.6.0.3-1jpp.3.el4.s390.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-jdbc-1.6.0.3-1jpp.3.el4.s390.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-src-1.6.0.3-1jpp.3.el4.s390.rpm

s390x:
java-1.6.0-ibm-1.6.0.3-1jpp.3.el4.s390x.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-demo-1.6.0.3-1jpp.3.el4.s390x.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-devel-1.6.0.3-1jpp.3.el4.s390x.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-jdbc-1.6.0.3-1jpp.3.el4.s390x.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-src-1.6.0.3-1jpp.3.el4.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
java-1.6.0-ibm-1.6.0.3-1jpp.3.el4.x86_64.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-demo-1.6.0.3-1jpp.3.el4.x86_64.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-devel-1.6.0.3-1jpp.3.el4.x86_64.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-javacomm-1.6.0.3-1jpp.3.el4.x86_64.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-jdbc-1.6.0.3-1jpp.3.el4.x86_64.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-src-1.6.0.3-1jpp.3.el4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Desktop version 4 Extras:

i386:
java-1.6.0-ibm-1.6.0.3-1jpp.3.el4.i386.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-demo-1.6.0.3-1jpp.3.el4.i386.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-devel-1.6.0.3-1jpp.3.el4.i386.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-javacomm-1.6.0.3-1jpp.3.el4.i386.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-jdbc-1.6.0.3-1jpp.3.el4.i386.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-plugin-1.6.0.3-1jpp.3.el4.i386.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-src-1.6.0.3-1jpp.3.el4.i386.rpm

x86_64:
java-1.6.0-ibm-1.6.0.3-1jpp.3.el4.x86_64.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-demo-1.6.0.3-1jpp.3.el4.x86_64.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-devel-1.6.0.3-1jpp.3.el4.x86_64.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-javacomm-1.6.0.3-1jpp.3.el4.x86_64.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-jdbc-1.6.0.3-1jpp.3.el4.x86_64.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-src-1.6.0.3-1jpp.3.el4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4 Extras:

i386:
java-1.6.0-ibm-1.6.0.3-1jpp.3.el4.i386.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-demo-1.6.0.3-1jpp.3.el4.i386.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-devel-1.6.0.3-1jpp.3.el4.i386.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-javacomm-1.6.0.3-1jpp.3.el4.i386.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-jdbc-1.6.0.3-1jpp.3.el4.i386.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-plugin-1.6.0.3-1jpp.3.el4.i386.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-src-1.6.0.3-1jpp.3.el4.i386.rpm

x86_64:
java-1.6.0-ibm-1.6.0.3-1jpp.3.el4.x86_64.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-demo-1.6.0.3-1jpp.3.el4.x86_64.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-devel-1.6.0.3-1jpp.3.el4.x86_64.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-javacomm-1.6.0.3-1jpp.3.el4.x86_64.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-jdbc-1.6.0.3-1jpp.3.el4.x86_64.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-src-1.6.0.3-1jpp.3.el4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4 Extras:

i386:
java-1.6.0-ibm-1.6.0.3-1jpp.3.el4.i386.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-demo-1.6.0.3-1jpp.3.el4.i386.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-devel-1.6.0.3-1jpp.3.el4.i386.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-javacomm-1.6.0.3-1jpp.3.el4.i386.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-jdbc-1.6.0.3-1jpp.3.el4.i386.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-plugin-1.6.0.3-1jpp.3.el4.i386.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-src-1.6.0.3-1jpp.3.el4.i386.rpm

x86_64:
java-1.6.0-ibm-1.6.0.3-1jpp.3.el4.x86_64.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-demo-1.6.0.3-1jpp.3.el4.x86_64.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-devel-1.6.0.3-1jpp.3.el4.x86_64.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-javacomm-1.6.0.3-1jpp.3.el4.x86_64.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-jdbc-1.6.0.3-1jpp.3.el4.x86_64.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-src-1.6.0.3-1jpp.3.el4.x86_64.rpm

RHEL Desktop Supplementary (v. 5 client):

i386:
java-1.6.0-ibm-1.6.0.3-1jpp.1.el5.i386.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-accessibility-1.6.0.3-1jpp.1.el5.i386.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-demo-1.6.0.3-1jpp.1.el5.i386.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-devel-1.6.0.3-1jpp.1.el5.i386.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-javacomm-1.6.0.3-1jpp.1.el5.i386.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-jdbc-1.6.0.3-1jpp.1.el5.i386.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-plugin-1.6.0.3-1jpp.1.el5.i386.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-src-1.6.0.3-1jpp.1.el5.i386.rpm

x86_64:
java-1.6.0-ibm-1.6.0.3-1jpp.1.el5.i386.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-1.6.0.3-1jpp.1.el5.x86_64.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-accessibility-1.6.0.3-1jpp.1.el5.x86_64.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-demo-1.6.0.3-1jpp.1.el5.i386.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-demo-1.6.0.3-1jpp.1.el5.x86_64.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-devel-1.6.0.3-1jpp.1.el5.i386.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-devel-1.6.0.3-1jpp.1.el5.x86_64.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-javacomm-1.6.0.3-1jpp.1.el5.i386.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-javacomm-1.6.0.3-1jpp.1.el5.x86_64.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-jdbc-1.6.0.3-1jpp.1.el5.i386.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-jdbc-1.6.0.3-1jpp.1.el5.x86_64.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-plugin-1.6.0.3-1jpp.1.el5.i386.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-src-1.6.0.3-1jpp.1.el5.i386.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-src-1.6.0.3-1jpp.1.el5.x86_64.rpm

RHEL Supplementary (v. 5 server):

i386:
java-1.6.0-ibm-1.6.0.3-1jpp.1.el5.i386.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-accessibility-1.6.0.3-1jpp.1.el5.i386.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-demo-1.6.0.3-1jpp.1.el5.i386.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-devel-1.6.0.3-1jpp.1.el5.i386.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-javacomm-1.6.0.3-1jpp.1.el5.i386.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-jdbc-1.6.0.3-1jpp.1.el5.i386.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-plugin-1.6.0.3-1jpp.1.el5.i386.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-src-1.6.0.3-1jpp.1.el5.i386.rpm

ppc:
java-1.6.0-ibm-1.6.0.3-1jpp.1.el5.ppc.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-1.6.0.3-1jpp.1.el5.ppc64.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-accessibility-1.6.0.3-1jpp.1.el5.ppc.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-demo-1.6.0.3-1jpp.1.el5.ppc.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-demo-1.6.0.3-1jpp.1.el5.ppc64.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-devel-1.6.0.3-1jpp.1.el5.ppc.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-devel-1.6.0.3-1jpp.1.el5.ppc64.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-javacomm-1.6.0.3-1jpp.1.el5.ppc.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-javacomm-1.6.0.3-1jpp.1.el5.ppc64.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-jdbc-1.6.0.3-1jpp.1.el5.ppc.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-jdbc-1.6.0.3-1jpp.1.el5.ppc64.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-plugin-1.6.0.3-1jpp.1.el5.ppc.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-src-1.6.0.3-1jpp.1.el5.ppc.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-src-1.6.0.3-1jpp.1.el5.ppc64.rpm

s390x:
java-1.6.0-ibm-1.6.0.3-1jpp.1.el5.s390.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-1.6.0.3-1jpp.1.el5.s390x.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-accessibility-1.6.0.3-1jpp.1.el5.s390x.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-demo-1.6.0.3-1jpp.1.el5.s390.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-demo-1.6.0.3-1jpp.1.el5.s390x.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-devel-1.6.0.3-1jpp.1.el5.s390.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-devel-1.6.0.3-1jpp.1.el5.s390x.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-jdbc-1.6.0.3-1jpp.1.el5.s390.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-jdbc-1.6.0.3-1jpp.1.el5.s390x.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-src-1.6.0.3-1jpp.1.el5.s390.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-src-1.6.0.3-1jpp.1.el5.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
java-1.6.0-ibm-1.6.0.3-1jpp.1.el5.i386.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-1.6.0.3-1jpp.1.el5.x86_64.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-accessibility-1.6.0.3-1jpp.1.el5.x86_64.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-demo-1.6.0.3-1jpp.1.el5.i386.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-demo-1.6.0.3-1jpp.1.el5.x86_64.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-devel-1.6.0.3-1jpp.1.el5.i386.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-devel-1.6.0.3-1jpp.1.el5.x86_64.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-javacomm-1.6.0.3-1jpp.1.el5.i386.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-javacomm-1.6.0.3-1jpp.1.el5.x86_64.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-jdbc-1.6.0.3-1jpp.1.el5.i386.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-jdbc-1.6.0.3-1jpp.1.el5.x86_64.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-plugin-1.6.0.3-1jpp.1.el5.i386.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-src-1.6.0.3-1jpp.1.el5.i386.rpm
java-1.6.0-ibm-src-1.6.0.3-1jpp.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-2008-2086
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5339
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5344
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5345
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5347
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5348
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5350
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5352
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5353
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5354
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5359
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5360
http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#critical
http://www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/java/jdk/alerts/

8. Contact:

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

Copyright 2009 Red Hat, Inc.
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