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Java Security Fixes on IRIX
From: SGI Security Coordinator <agent99 () sgi com>
Date: Wed, 19 Mar 2003 15:11:29 -0800

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                          SGI Security Advisory

Title    : Java Security Fixes
Number   : 20030303-01-I
Date     : March 19, 2003
Reference: CERT CA-2002-07
Reference: CERT VU#368819
Reference: CVE CAN-2002-0059
Reference: SGI BUGS 875825 875826 874656 868744
Fixed in : Java2 v1.4.1 APIs.

______________________________________________________________________________

- -----------------------
- --- Issue Specifics ---
- -----------------------

It's been reported that there are multiple vulnerabilities in Java:

  o  A defect in the Java(TM) Virtual Machine may allow illegal
     access to protected fields or methods of an object:
     http://sunsolve.sun.com/pub-cgi/retrieve.pl?doc=fsalert%2F50083

  o  The Java(TM) Secure Socket Extension (JSSE) may incorrectly validate
     the digital certificate of a web site:
     http://sunsolve.sun.com/pub-cgi/retrieve.pl?doc=fsalert%2F50081

  o  The Java Plug-in may incorrectly validate the digital certificates of
     signed JAR files:
     http://online.securityfocus.com/archive/1/300767
     http://lsd-pl.net/java_security.html

  o  A defect in the Bytecode Verifier may allow new instances of objects
     to be created without calling the proper initialization method from
     within the constructor of the created class:
     http://sunsolve.Sun.COM/pub-cgi/retrieve.pl?doc=fsalert%2F49304

  o  CERT has reported a bug in the zlib compression library:
     http://www.cert.org/advisories/CA-2002-07.html
     http://sunsolve.sun.com/pub-cgi/retrieve.pl?&doc=secbull/220
     http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2002-0059

     SGI's implementations of the Java(TM) Runtime Environment include zlib
     and are affected. This bug may allow malicious code to corrupt memory
     and possibly crash the Java Runtime Environment.

SGI has investigated the issues and recommends the following steps for
neutralizing the exposure.  It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that these measures be
implemented on ALL vulnerable SGI systems.

These issues have been corrected in SGI's release of the Java2 v1.4.1 APIs.


- --------------
- --- Impact ---
- --------------

Java is installed by default on IRIX 6.5 systems as part of java_eoe.

To determine the version of IRIX you are running, execute the following
command:

  # /bin/uname -R

That will return a result similar to the following:

  # 6.5 6.5.19f

The first number ("6.5") is the release name, the second ("6.5.16f" in this
case) is the extended release name.  The extended release name is the
"version" we refer to throughout this document.


- ----------------------------
- --- Temporary Workaround ---
- ----------------------------

There is no workaround for these issues. SGI recommends installing the new
Java API package noted below.


- ----------------
- --- Solution ---
- ----------------

SGI has provided a new version of Java (version 1.4.1) to address these
vulnerabilities. Our recommendation is to upgrade to this version of Java.

   OS Version     Vulnerable?     Patch #      Other Actions
   ----------     -----------     -------      -------------
   IRIX 3.x        unknown                     Note 1
   IRIX 4.x        unknown                     Note 1
   IRIX 5.x        unknown                     Note 1
   IRIX 6.0.x      unknown                     Note 1
   IRIX 6.1        unknown                     Note 1
   IRIX 6.2        unknown                     Note 1
   IRIX 6.3        unknown                     Note 1
   IRIX 6.4        unknown                     Note 1
   IRIX 6.5          yes                       Notes 2 & 3
   IRIX 6.5.1        yes                       Notes 2 & 3
   IRIX 6.5.2        yes                       Notes 2 & 3
   IRIX 6.5.3        yes                       Notes 2 & 3
   IRIX 6.5.4        yes                       Notes 2 & 3
   IRIX 6.5.5        yes                       Notes 2 & 3
   IRIX 6.5.6        yes                       Notes 2 & 3
   IRIX 6.5.7        yes                       Notes 2 & 3
   IRIX 6.5.8        yes                       Notes 2 & 3
   IRIX 6.5.9        yes                       Notes 2 & 3
   IRIX 6.5.10       yes                       Notes 2 & 3
   IRIX 6.5.11       yes                       Notes 2 & 3
   IRIX 6.5.12       yes                       Notes 2 & 3
   IRIX 6.5.13       yes                       Notes 2 & 3
   IRIX 6.5.14       yes                       Notes 2 & 3
   IRIX 6.5.15       yes                       Notes 2 & 3
   IRIX 6.5.16       yes                       Notes 2 & 3
   IRIX 6.5.17       yes                       Notes 2 & 3
   IRIX 6.5.18       yes                       Notes 2 & 3
   IRIX 6.5.19       yes                       Notes 2 & 3

   NOTES

     1) This version of the IRIX operating has been retired. Upgrade to an
        actively supported IRIX operating system.  See IRIX Support Policy on
        http://support.sgi.com/for more information.

     2) If you have not received an IRIX 6.5.X CD for IRIX 6.5, contact your
        SGI Support Provider or login to http://support.sgi.com/

     3) Both Java2 v1.4.1 and the plugin are now available from Silicon Surf's
        "Download Cool Software" page http://www.sgi.com/products/evaluation


- ------------------------
- --- Acknowledgments ----
- ------------------------

SGI wishes to thank Sun Microsystems, Last Stage of Delirium, and the users
of the Internet Community at large for their assistance in this matter.


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- --- Links ---
- -------------

SGI Security Advisories can be found at:
http://www.sgi.com/support/security/ and
ftp://patches.sgi.com/support/free/security/advisories/

SGI Security Patches can be found at:
http://www.sgi.com/support/security/ and
ftp://patches.sgi.com/support/free/security/patches/

SGI patches for IRIX can be found at the following patch servers:
http://support.sgi.com/irix/ and ftp://patches.sgi.com/

SGI freeware updates for IRIX can be found at:
http://freeware.sgi.com/

SGI fixes for SGI open sourced code can be found on:
http://oss.sgi.com/projects/

SGI patches and RPMs for Linux can be found at:
http://support.sgi.com/linux/ or
http://oss.sgi.com/projects/sgilinux-combined/download/security-fixes/

SGI patches for Windows NT or 2000 can be found at:
http://support.sgi.com/nt/

IRIX 5.2-6.4 Recommended/Required Patch Sets can be found at:
http://support.sgi.com/irix/ and ftp://patches.sgi.com/support/patchset/

IRIX 6.5 Maintenance Release Streams can be found at:
http://support.sgi.com/colls/patches/tools/relstream/index.html

IRIX 6.5 Software Update CDs can be obtained from:
http://support.sgi.com/irix/swupdates/

The primary SGI anonymous FTP site for security advisories and patches is
patches.sgi.com (216.32.174.211).  Security advisories and patches are
located under the URL ftp://patches.sgi.com/support/free/security/

For security and patch management reasons, ftp.sgi.com (mirrors
patches.sgi.com security FTP repository) lags behind and does not do a
real-time update.


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- --- SGI Security Information/Contacts ---
- -----------------------------------------

If there are questions about this document, email can be sent to
security-info () sgi com 

                      ------oOo------

SGI provides security information and patches for use by the entire SGI
community.  This information is freely available to any person needing the
information and is available via anonymous FTP and the Web.

The primary SGI anonymous FTP site for security advisories and patches is
patches.sgi.com (216.32.174.211).  Security advisories and patches are
located under the URL ftp://patches.sgi.com/support/free/security/

The SGI Security Headquarters Web page is accessible at the URL:
http://www.sgi.com/support/security/

For issues with the patches on the FTP sites, email can be sent to
security-info () sgi com 

For assistance obtaining or working with security patches, please
contact your SGI support provider.

                      ------oOo------

SGI provides a free security mailing list service called wiretap and
encourages interested parties to self-subscribe to receive (via email) all
SGI Security Advisories when they are released. Subscribing to the mailing
list can be done via the Web
(http://www.sgi.com/support/security/wiretap.html) or by sending email to
SGI as outlined below.

% mail wiretap-request () sgi com
subscribe wiretap <YourEmailAddress such as midwatch () sgi com >
end
^d

In the example above, <YourEmailAddress> is the email address that you wish
the mailing list information sent to.  The word end must be on a separate
line to indicate the end of the body of the message. The control-d (^d) is
used to indicate to the mail program that you are finished composing the
mail message.


                      ------oOo------

SGI provides a comprehensive customer World Wide Web site. This site is
located at http://www.sgi.com/support/security/ .

                      ------oOo------

If there are general security questions on SGI systems, email can be sent to
security-info () sgi com 

For reporting *NEW* SGI security issues, email can be sent to
security-alert () sgi com or contact your SGI support provider.  A support
contract is not required for submitting a security report.

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