BEA JRockit: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 200709-15

BEA JRockit contains several vulnerabilities, some of which may allow the execution of arbitrary code.

Affected Packages

dev-java/jrockit-jdk-bin on all architectures
Affected versions < 1.5.0.11_p1
Unaffected versions >= 1.5.0.11_p1

Background

BEA JRockit provides tools, utilities, and a complete runtime environment for developing and running applications using the Java programming language.

Description

An integer overflow vulnerability exists in the embedded ICC profile image parser (CVE-2007-2788), an unspecified vulnerability exists in the font parsing implementation (CVE-2007-4381), and an error exists when processing XSLT stylesheets contained in XSLT Transforms in XML signatures (CVE-2007-3716), among other vulnerabilities.

Impact

A remote attacker could trigger the integer overflow to execute arbitrary code or crash the JVM through a specially crafted file. Also, an attacker could perform unauthorized actions via an applet that grants certain privileges to itself because of the font parsing vulnerability. The error when processing XSLT stylesheets can be exploited to execute arbitrary code. Other vulnerabilities could lead to establishing restricted network connections to certain services, Cross Site Scripting and Denial of Service attacks.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time for all these vulnerabilities.

Resolution

All BEA JRockit users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-java/jrockit-jdk-bin-1.5.0.11_p1"

References

Release Date
September 23, 2007

Latest Revision
September 23, 2007: 01

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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