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(HP Issues Fix for Virtualvault) Sun Java Secure Socket Extension (JSSE) May Incorrectly Authenticate Invalid Entities
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1007483
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1007483
CVE Reference:   CVE-2003-1229   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  May 22 2009
Original Entry Date:  Aug 13 2003
Impact:   Host/resource access via network, User access via local system, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): HP-UX versions of Java 1.3.X and 1.4.X; and Web Start 1.0.1.01.
Description:   A certificate validation vulnerability was reported in Sun's Java Secure Socket Extension (JSSE). The Java Plug-In and Java Web Start are also affected. The software may incorrectly authenticate web sites or JAR files that are not valid.

Sun reported that the JSSE may incorrectly validate the digital certificate of a web site when it should not have been validated. As a result, a malicious web site may be authenticated for SSL transactions.

According to Sun, if an SSLContext was initialized using the SSLContext.init() function with an independent instance of an X509TrustManager implementation, the software will incorrectly call the isClientTrusted() method to determine trust.

It is also reported that the Java Plug-in and Java Web Start may incorrectly validate digital certificates of signed JAR files. As a result, malicious code could be authenticated as being trusted. [Editor's note: Separate Alerts will be issued describing the fix for those products.]

Impact:   An entity may be authenticated when the entity does not have valid authentication credentials.
Solution:   HP has released a fix for the HP Java distribution. A manual update to the appropriate version of the Java SDK and RTE is required. The updates are available at:

http://www.hp.com/go/java

For version 1.1.X, there will be no update, as it has been obsoleted by Sun and HP.

For 1.3.X, upgrade to 1.3.1.08 (PA/IA).

For 1.4.0.X, upgrade to 1.4.0.04 (PA Only).

For 1.4.1.X, upgrade to 1.4.1.00 (PA Only).

For Web Start, upgrade to 1.0.1.02.

For B.11.04 Virtualvault A.04.60, use patch number PHSS_28686. For B.11.04 Virtualvault A.04.50, use patch number PHSS_28685. The B.11.04 patches are available at:

http://itrc.hp.com/

Vendor URL:  www.hp.com/go/java (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Authentication error, State error
Underlying OS:  UNIX (HP/UX)

Message History:   This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.
Jan 28 2003 Sun Java Secure Socket Extension (JSSE) May Incorrectly Authenticate Invalid Entities



 Source Message Contents

Subject:  HP-UX security bulletins digest



                        HP Support Information Digests

===============================================================================
o  Security Bulletin Digest Split
   ------------------------------

   The security bulletins digest has been split into multiple digests
   based on the operating system (HP-UX, MPE/iX, and HP Secure OS 
   Software for Linux).  You will continue to receive all security
   bulletin digests unless you choose to update your subscriptions.  
   
   To update your subscriptions, use your browser to access the
   IT Resource Center on the World Wide Web at:

     http://support.itrc.hp.com/

   Under the Maintenance and Support Menu, click on the "more..." link.
   Then use the 'login' link at the left side of the screen to login
   using your IT Resource Center User ID and Password.

   Under the notifications section (near the bottom of the page), select
   Support Information Digests.

   To subscribe or unsubscribe to a specific security bulletin digest, 
   select or unselect the checkbox beside it. Then click the 
   "Update Subscriptions" button at the bottom of the page.

o  IT Resource Center World Wide Web Service
   ---------------------------------------------------

   If you subscribed through the IT Resource Center and would
   like to be REMOVED from this mailing list, access the
   IT Resource Center on the World Wide Web at:

     http://support.itrc.hp.com/

   Login using your IT Resource Center User ID and Password.
   Then select Support Information Digests (located under
   Maintenance and Support).  You may then unsubscribe from the
   appropriate digest.
===============================================================================


Digest Name:  daily HP-UX security bulletins digest
    Created:  Tue Aug 12  3:00:03 EDT 2003

Table of Contents:

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HPSBUX0301-239   SSRT3467 Potential Sec. Vulnerability in Java VM, JSSE, Plug-i

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Document ID:  HPSBUX0301-239
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      Title:  SSRT3467 Potential Sec. Vulnerability in Java VM, JSSE, Plug-in, and Webstart. (

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**REVISED 01**
 Source: HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY
 SECURITY BULLETIN: HPSBUX0301-239
 Originally issued: 27 Jan. 2003
 Last revised: 11 August 2003
 SSRT3467 Potential Sec. Vulnerability in Java VM, JSSE, Plug-in,
          and Webstart. (rev.1)
 -----------------------------------------------------------------

NOTICE: There are no restrictions for distribution of this
Bulletin provided that it remains complete and intact.

The information in the following Security Bulletin should be
acted upon as soon as possible.  Hewlett-Packard Company will
not be liable for any consequences to any customer resulting
from customer's failure to fully implement instructions in this
Security Bulletin as soon as possible.

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PROBLEM: #1 A defect in the Java(TM) Virtual Machine may allow
            illegal access to protected fields or methods of an
            object.

         #2 The Java(TM) Secure Socket Extension (JSSE) may
            incorrectly validate the digital certificate of a web
            site. In addition, the Java Plug-in and Java Web Start
            may incorrectly validate the digital certificates of
            signed JAR files.

IMPACT: This bug may introduce potential vulnerabilities into any
        program. These defects includes the affected libraries.
        The resulting vulnerabilities may have one or more of the
        following impacts:  information leakage, incorrect
        execution of code.
        There are no known reported attacks based on these
        vulnerabilities.

PLATFORM: Any HP-UX system running the HP-UX version of
          Java 1.1.X, 1.2.X, 1.3.X, and 1.4.X is affected by #1.

          The HP-UX versions of Java 1.3.X, 1.4.X and Webstart
          1.0.1.01 are affected by #2.

SOLUTION: Update to version of Java with the security fixes.
          The list below describes each Java/Webstart release, and
          the corresponding issue number it fixes.

           Note: Java 1.1.X has been obsoleted by Sun and HP;
                 no fix will be provided.
           Java 1.2.2.14 (PA Only) issue #1
           Java 1.3.1.08 (PA/IA)   issue #1/#2
           Java 1.4.0.04 (PA Only) issue #1/#2
           Java 1.4.1.00 (PA Only) issue #1/#2
           Webstart 1.0.1.02       issue #2

 -->       B.11.04 Virtualvault A.04.60 PHSS_28686
 -->       B.11.04 Virtualvault A.04.50 PHSS_28685



MANUAL ACTIONS: Yes - Update
           Update to Java to:
                  1.2.2.14 (PA Only) or
                  1.3.1.08 (PA/IA)   or
                  1.4.0.04 (PA Only) or
                  1.4.1.00 (PA Only).
           Update Webstart to 1.0.1.02

           B.11.04 - Patches available.  No manual actions.

AVAILABILITY: Updated releases are now available at:
 -->          www.hp.com/go/java.  B.11.04 patches are available
              from itrc.hp.com.

CHANGE SUMMARY: Rev.01 -  Added B.11.04 information.
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 A. Background
    Javasoft has issued their Security Bulletins 110 and 111.
    These are herein named issue #1 and #2 respectively.

**REVISED 01**
 --> AFFECTED VERSIONS

     The following is a list by HP-UX revision of
     affected filesets or patches and fix information.
     To determine if a system has an affected version,
     search the output of "swlist -a revision -l fileset"
     for an affected fileset or patch, then determine if
     a fixed revision or applicable patch is installed.

     HP-UX B.11.22
     HP-UX B.11.11
     HP-UX B.11.00
     =============
     fix: Affected versions and the corresponding fixes
          are listed elsewhere in this bulletin.

     HP-UX B.11.04
     =============
     VaultTS.VV-IWS-JAVA,fr=A.04.60
     fix: PHSS_28686

     VaultTS.VV-IWS-JAVA,fr=A.04.50
     fix: PHSS_28685

 --> END AFFECTED VERSIONS

 B. Recommended solution
    Rectification of this issue requires a manual update to the
    appropriate version of the Java SDK and RTE, which contains
    the security fix from the website www.hp.com/go/java.

       Update to the appropriate version of the Java SDK and RTE
       from the website www.hp.com/go/java.

       1.1.X.   - No update for this defect
                 (1.1 has been obsoleted by Sun and HP;
                  no fix will be provided)
       1.2.X    - 1.2.2.14 (PA Only) issue #1
       1.3.X    - 1.3.1.08 (PA/IA) issue #1/#2
       1.4.0.X  - 1.4.0.04 (PA Only) issue #1/#2
       1.4.1.X  - 1.4.1.00 (PA Only) issue #1/#2
       Webstart - 1.0.1.02 issue #2

**REVISED 01**
 -->   B.11.04 Virtualvault A.04.60 PHSS_28686
 -->   B.11.04 Virtualvault A.04.50 PHSS_28685



 C. To subscribe to automatically receive future NEW HP Security
    Bulletins from the HP IT Resource Center via electronic
    mail, do the following:

    Use your browser to et to the HP IT Resource Center page
    at:

       http://itrc.hp.com

    Use the 'Loin' tab at the left side of the screen to loin
    using your ID and password.  Use your existing login or the
    "Register" button at the left to create a login, in order to
    gain access to many areas of the ITRC.  Remember to save the
    User ID assigned to you, and your password.

    In the left most frame select "Maintenance and Support".

    Under the "Notifications" section (near the bottom of
    the page), select "Support Information Diests".

    To -subscribe- to future HP Security Bulletins or other
    Technical Digests, click the check box (in the left column)
    for the appropriate digest and then click the "Update
    Subscriptions" button at the bottom of the page.

    or

    To -review- bulletins already released, select the link
    (in the middle column) for the appropriate digest.

    NOTE: Using your itrc account, security bulletins can be
          found here:
    http://itrc.hp.com/cki/bin/doc.pl/screen=ckiSecurityBulletin


    To -gain access- to the Security Patch Matrix, select
    the link for "The Security Bulletins Archive".  (near the
    bottom of the page)  Once in the archive the third link is
    to the current Security Patch Matrix. Updated daily, this
    matrix categorizes security patches by platform/OS release,
    and by bulletin topic.  Security Patch Check completely
    automates the process of reviewing the patch matrix for
    11.XX systems.

    For information on the Security Patch Check tool, see:
    http://www.software.hp.com/ci-bin/swdepot_parser.ci/ci/
    displayProductInfo.pl?productNumber=B6834AA

    The security patch matrix is also available via anonymous
    ftp:

    ftp://ftp.itrc.hp.com/export/patches/hp-ux_patch_matrix/

    On the "Support Information Digest Main" page:
    click on the "HP Security Bulletin Archive".

 D. To report new security vulnerabilities, send email to

    security-alert@hp.com

    Please encrypt any exploit information using the
    security-alert PGP key, available from your local key
    server, or by sending a message with a -subject- (not body)
    of 'get key' (no quotes) to security-alert@hp.com.

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(c)Copyright 2003 Hewlett-Packard Company
Hewlett-Packard Company shall not be liable for technical or
editorial errors or omissions contained herein. The information
in this document is subject to change without notice.
Hewlett-Packard Company and the names of HP products referenced
herein are trademarks and/or service marks of Hewlett-Packard
Company.  Other product and company names mentioned herein may be
trademarks and/or service marks of their respective owners.

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