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BEA JRockit: Multiple vulnerabilities


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200709-15 / jrockit-jdk-bin
Release Date September 23, 2007
Latest Revision September 23, 2007: 01
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
dev-java/jrockit-jdk-bin < >= All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #190686


BEA JRockit contains several vulnerabilities, some of which may allow the execution of arbitrary code.

2.  Impact Information


BEA JRockit provides tools, utilities, and a complete runtime environment for developing and running applications using the Java programming language.


An integer overflow vulnerability exists in the embedded ICC profile image parser (CVE-2007-2788), an unspecified vulnerability exists in the font parsing implementation (CVE-2007-4381), and an error exists when processing XSLT stylesheets contained in XSLT Transforms in XML signatures (CVE-2007-3716), among other vulnerabilities.


A remote attacker could trigger the integer overflow to execute arbitrary code or crash the JVM through a specially crafted file. Also, an attacker could perform unauthorized actions via an applet that grants certain privileges to itself because of the font parsing vulnerability. The error when processing XSLT stylesheets can be exploited to execute arbitrary code. Other vulnerabilities could lead to establishing restricted network connections to certain services, Cross Site Scripting and Denial of Service attacks.

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time for all these vulnerabilities.


All BEA JRockit users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

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

4.  References


Page updated September 23, 2007

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