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                         AUSCERT Security Bulletin

                              ASB-2009.1121.2
                         Sun Java Updates Released
                              9 November 2009

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:              Sun Java
Operating System:     Windows
                      Linux variants
                      Solaris
Impact/Access:        Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote with User Interaction
                      Read-only Data Access           -- Remote with User Interaction
                      Denial of Service               -- Remote with User Interaction
                      Reduced Security                -- Remote with User Interaction
Resolution:           Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:            CVE-2009-3878 CVE-2009-3877 CVE-2009-3876
                      CVE-2009-3875 CVE-2009-3874 CVE-2009-3873
                      CVE-2009-3872 CVE-2009-3871 CVE-2009-3869
                      CVE-2009-3868 CVE-2009-3867 CVE-2009-3866
                      CVE-2009-3865 CVE-2009-3864 
Member content until: Friday, December  4 2009

Revision History:     November 9 2009: Added CVE References
                      November 4 2009: Initial Release

OVERVIEW

        Sun have released updates for Java correcting multiple security
        vulnerabilities.


IMPACT

        The vendor has provided the following information regarding these
        vulnerabilities [1][2]:
        
           * JRE AWT setDifflCM vulnerable to Stack Overflow
           * JRE AWT setBytePixels vulnerable to Heap Overflow 
           * Component and [Default]KeyboardFocusManager pass security 
             sensitive objects to loggers
           * Disable MD2 in certificate chain validation 
           * SECURITY: MessageDigest.isEqual introduces timing attack 
             vulnerabilities 
           * Sun Java HsbParser.getSoundBank Stack Buffer Overflow 
             Vulnerability 
           * Numerous static security flaws in Swing (findbugs) 
           * (tz) TimeZone.getTimeZone allows probing local filesystem
           * ImageI/O JPEG is vulnerable to Heap Overflow 
           * Deployment Toolkit plugin "launch" method vulnerable to 
             exploits 
           * arbitary code execution using java web start 
           * DoS from parsing BMPs with UNC ICC links 


MITIGATION

        These vulnerabilities have been corrected in Version 6 Update
        17 and Version 5 Update 22.


REFERENCES

        [1] Java SE 6 Update 17 Release Notes
            http://java.sun.com/javase/6/webnotes/6u17.html

        [2] JDK 5.0u22 Release Notes
            http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.5.0/ReleaseNotes.html#150_22

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