IBM JDK/JRE: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 200806-11

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in IBM Java Development Kit (JDK) and Java Runtime Environment (JRE), resulting in the execution of arbitrary code.

Affected Packages

dev-java/ibm-jdk-bin on all architectures
Affected versions < 1.5.0.7
Unaffected versions >= 1.5.0.7, revision >= 1.4.2.11
dev-java/ibm-jre-bin on all architectures
Affected versions < 1.5.0.7
Unaffected versions >= 1.5.0.7, revision >= 1.4.2.11

Background

The IBM Java Development Kit (JDK) and the IBM Java Runtime Environment (JRE) provide the IBM Java platform.

Description

Because of sharing the same codebase, IBM JDK and JRE are affected by the vulnerabilities mentioned in GLSA 200804-20.

Impact

A remote attacker could entice a user to run a specially crafted applet on a website or start an application in Java Web Start to execute arbitrary code outside of the Java sandbox and of the Java security restrictions with the privileges of the user running Java. The attacker could also obtain sensitive information, create, modify, rename and read local files, execute local applications, establish connections in the local network, bypass the same origin policy, and cause a Denial of Service via multiple vectors.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All IBM JDK 1.5 users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-java/ibm-jdk-bin-1.5.0.7"

All IBM JDK 1.4 users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-java/ibm-jdk-bin-1.4.2.11"

All IBM JRE 1.5 users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-java/ibm-jre-bin-1.5.0.7"

All IBM JRE 1.4 users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-java/ibm-jre-bin-1.4.2.11"

References

Release Date
June 25, 2008

Latest Revision
June 25, 2008: 01

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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