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UNIRAS Brief - 670/03 - Hewlett-Packard Security Bulletin - SSRT3659 (Rev. 1) Java VM Classloader (J2SE)



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   UNIRAS (UK Govt CERT) Briefing Notice - 670/03 dated 11.12.03  Time: 11:30
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Title
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Hewlett-Packard Security Bulletin.

SSRT3659 (Rev. 1) Java VM Classloader (J2SE)

Detail
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Java(TM) Runtime Environment classloader may allow an untrusted applet to 
escalate privileges.

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**REVISED 01**
Source: HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY
SECURITY BULLETIN: HPSBUX0311-295
Originally issued: 05 November 2003
Last Revised:  09 December 2003
SSRT3659 (Rev. 1) Java VM Classloader (J2SE)
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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: Java(TM) Runtime Environment classloader may allow
         an untrusted applet to escalate privileges.

IMPACT:  Potential information leakage and improper code
         execution.

**REVISED 01**
PLATFORM: Any HP-UX system (B.11.00, B.11.04, B.11.11, B.11.22,
          B.11.23) running the supported versions of  Java 1.2.X,
          1.3.X, and 1.4.1.X is affected.  Java 1.4.2 is
          unaffected.

  -->     HP9000 Servers 700/800 running the HP-UX release
  -->     11.04 (VVOS) with Virtualvault A.04.50 or
  -->     Virtualvault A.04.60 or Virtualvault A.04.70
  -->     installed.

**REVISED 01**
SOLUTION: Manually update to version of Java with the security
          fixes:

   Java 1.4.1.04 or later (T1456AA (JDK 1.4), T1457AA (JRE 1.4))
   Java 1.3.1.11 or later (B9788AA (JDK 1.3), B9789AA (JRE 1,3))
   Java 1.2.1.16 or later (B8110AA (JDK 1.2), B8111AA (JRE 1.2))

  -->  This update is needed only if the customer has downloaded
  -->  and integrated java on the Virtualvault platform. The Java
  -->  Runtime Environment shipped along with the Virtualvault
  -->  product is not affected by the above vulnerability.

MANUAL ACTIONS: Yes - update Java to:
                     Java 1.4.1.04 or later
                     Java 1.3.1.11 or later
                     Java 1.2.1.16 or later

AVAILABILITY: Updated releases are now available at:
              <www.hp.com/go/java>.

CHANGE SUMMARY: Rev. 01  Added VirtualVault (B.11.04) VVOS
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**REVISED 01**
A. Background
   Javasoft has issued their Security Bulletin 115.  See:
<http://sunsolve.Sun.COM/pub-cgi/retrieve.pl?doc=fsalert
        %2F57221&zone_32=category%3Asecurity>

     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.11.00
 --> HP-UX B.11.04
     HP-UX B.11.11
     HP-UX B.11.22
     HP-UX B.11.23
     =============
     Java2JDK_base
     Java2JDK_perf
     Java2RTE_base
     Java2RTE_perf
     Java2RTE_doc
     Java-PlugIn1-2
     fix: install revision 1.2.1.16 or subsequent

     JDK13
     JRE13
     JPI13
     fix: install revision 1.3.1.11 or subsequent

     JDK14
     JRE14
     JPI14
     fix: install revision 1.4.1.04 or subsequent

     END AFFECTED VERSIONS

 --> This also affects HP-UX B.11.04 (VVOS) with Virtualvault
 --> A.04.50 or Virtualvault A.04.60 or Virtualvault A.04.70
 --> installed.

B. Recommended solution
   Update to the appropriate version of the Java SDK and RTE
   from the website <www.hp.com/go/java>.

                     Java 1.4.1.04 or later
                     Java 1.3.1.11 or later
                     Java 1.2.1.16 or later

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 get to the HP IT Resource Center page
    at:

       http://itrc.hp.com

    Use the 'Login' tab at the left side of the screen to login
    using your ID and password.  Use your existing login or the
    "Register" button at the left to create a login, in order to
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    In the left most frame select "Maintenance and Support".

    Under the "Notifications" section (near the bottom of
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    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.  Please note that installing the patches
    listed in the Security Patch Matrix will completely
    implement a security bulletin _only_ if the MANUAL ACTIONS
    field specifies "No."

    The Security Patch Check tool can verify that a security
    bulletin has been implemented on HP-UX 11.XX systems providing
    that the fix is completely implemented in a patch with no
    manual actions required.  The Security Patch Check tool cannot
    verify fixes implemented via a product upgrade.

    For information on the Security Patch Check tool, see:
    http://www.software.hp.com/cgi-bin/swdepot_parser.cgi/cgi/
    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".

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       2D2A7D59
       HP Security Response Team (Security Bulletin signing only)
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 D. To report new security vulnerabilities, send email to

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    Please encrypt any exploit information using the
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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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