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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
ESB-2004.0366 -- HP Security Bulletin SSRT4749
HP-UX Java Runtime Environment (JRE) remote DoS
26 May 2004
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: HP-UX Java Runtime Environment 1.4.2
Operating System: HP-UX B.11.00
Impact: Denial of Service
Access Required: Remote
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HP SECURITY BULLETIN
HPSBUX01044 REVISION: 0
SSRT4749 rev.0 HP-UX Java Runtime Environment (JRE) remote DoS
There are no restrictions for distribution of this Bulletin
provided that it remains complete and intact.
The information in this Security bulletin should be acted upon
as soon as possible.
INITIAL RELEASE: 24 May 2004
POTENTIAL SECURITY IMPACT: Remote Denial of Service (DoS).
SOURCE: HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY
HP Software Security Response Team
REFERENCES: Sun Alert ID 57555
A potential vulnerability has been identified with HP-UX Java
Runtime Environment (JRE) where an unprivileged remote attacker
may be able to exploit a Denial of Service (DoS).
SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.
Java 1.4.2.02 and earlier (T1456AA (JDK 1.4), T1457AA (JRE 1.4))
Note: Java 1.2.X, 1.3.X and 1.4.1.X are unaffected.
A vulnerability in the Java(TM) Runtime Environment with character
decoding may allow an unprivileged remote attacker to cause the
Java Virtual Machine to become unresponsive resulting in a
Denial-of-Service (DoS) condition for the runtime environment and
servers that run on the runtime environment.
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 detemine if a fixed revision or applicable patch is
action: install revision 1.4.2.03.01 or subsequent.
END AFFECTED VERSIONS
There is no workaround. Manually update to Java version with th
Java 1.4.2.03 or later (T1456AA (JDK 1.4), T1457AA (JRE 1.4))
MANUAL ACTIONS: Yes - Update
Update to Java version 1.4.2 with the security fix:
Java 1.4.2.03.01 or later (T1456AA (JDK 1.4), T1457AA (JRE 1.4))
BULLETIN REVISION HISTORY:
* The software product category that this Security Bulletin
relates to is represented by the 5th and 6th characters of the
Bulletin number: GN=General, MA=Management Agents, MI=Misc.
3rd party, MP=HP-MPE/iX, NS=HP NonStop Servers, OV=HP OpenVMS,
PI=HP Printing & Imaging, ST=HP Storage, TU=HP Tru64 UNIX,
TL=Trusted Linux, UX=HP-UX, VV=Virtual Vault
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