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Oracle Java SE and Java for Business Critical Patch Update Advisory - February 2011

Description

A Critical Patch Update is a collection of patches for multiple security vulnerabilities. The Critical Patch Update for Java SE and Java for Business also includes non-security fixes. Critical Patch Updates are cumulative and each advisory describes only the security fixes added since the previous Critical Patch Update. Thus, prior Critical Patch Update Advisories should be reviewed for information regarding earlier accumulated security fixes. Please refer to:

Critical Patch Updates and Security Alerts for information about Oracle Security Advisories.

Due to the threat posed by a successful attack, Oracle strongly recommends that customers apply CPU fixes as soon as possible. This Critical Patch Update contains 21 new security fixes across Java SE and Java for Business products.

Supported Products Affected

Security vulnerabilities addressed by this Critical Patch Update affect the products listed in the categories below.  Please click on the link in the Patch Availability column or in the Patch Availability Table to access the documentation for those patches.

Affected product releases and versions:

Java SE Patch Availability
JDK and JRE 6 Update 23 and earlier for Windows, Solaris, and Linux Java SE
JDK 5.0 Update 27 and earlier for Solaris 9 Java SE
SDK 1.4.2_29 and earlier for Solaris 8 Java SE
Java for Business Patch Availability
JDK and JRE 6 Update 23 and earlier for Windows, Solaris and Linux Java for Business
JDK and JRE 5.0 Update 27 and earlier for Windows, Solaris and Linux Java for Business
SDK and JRE 1.4.2_29 and earlier for Windows, Solaris and Linux Java for Business

Patch Availability Table and Risk Matrix

Java SE and Java for Business fixes in this Update are cumulative; the latest Critical Patch Update includes all fixes from the previous Critical Patch Updates.

Patch Availability Table

Product Group Risk Matrix Patch Availability and Installation Information
Oracle Java SE and Java for Business Oracle Java SE and Java for Business Risk Matrix Oracle Java SE and Java for Business Critical Patch Update February 2011 My Oracle Support Note 1282490.1
Consumer users of Oracle Java SE can download the latest release from http://java.com. Users on the Windows platform can also use automatic updates to get the latest release

Risk Matrix Content

Risk matrix lists only security vulnerabilities that are newly fixed by the patches associated with this advisory. Risk matrices for previous security fixes can be found in previous Critical Patch Update advisories.

Several vulnerabilities addressed in this Critical Patch Update affect multiple products.

Security vulnerabilities are scored using CVSS version 2.0 (see Oracle CVSS Scoring for an explanation of how Oracle applies CVSS 2.0). Oracle conducts an analysis of each security vulnerability addressed by a Critical Patch Update (CPU). Oracle does not disclose information about the security analysis, but the resulting Risk Matrix and associated documentation provide information about the type of vulnerability, the conditions required to exploit it, and the potential result of a successful exploit. Oracle provides this information, in part, so that customers may conduct their own risk analysis based on the particulars of their product usage. As a matter of policy, Oracle does not disclose detailed information about an exploit condition or results that can be used to conduct a successful exploit. Oracle will not provide additional information about the specifics of vulnerabilities beyond what is provided in the CPU or Security Alert notification, the Patch Availability Matrix, the readme files, and FAQs. Oracle does not provide advance notification on CPUs or Security Alerts to individual customers. Finally, Oracle does not distribute exploit code or “proof-of-concept” code for product vulnerabilities.

Workarounds

Due to the threat posed by a successful attack, Oracle strongly recommends that customers apply CPU fixes as soon as possible. Until you apply the CPU fixes, it may be possible to reduce the risk of successful attack by restricting network protocols required by an attack. For attacks that require certain privileges or access to certain packages, removing the privileges or the ability to access the packages from unprivileged users may help reduce the risk of successful attack. Both approaches may break application functionality, so Oracle strongly recommends that customers test changes on non-production systems. Neither approach should be considered a long-term solution as neither corrects the underlying problem.

Skipped Critical Patch Updates

Oracle strongly recommends that customers apply fixes as soon as possible. For customers that have skipped one or more Security advisories, please review previous advisories to determine appropriate actions.

Unsupported Products and De-Supported Versions

Unsupported products, releases and versions are not tested for the presence of vulnerabilities addressed by this Critical Patch Update. However, it is likely that earlier versions of affected releases are also affected by these vulnerabilities. Hence Oracle recommends that customers upgrade their Oracle products to a supported version.

Critical Patch Update patches are not provided for product versions that are no longer supported. We recommend that customers upgrade to the latest supported version of Oracle products in order to obtain patches.

Credit Statement

The following people or organizations reported security vulnerabilities addressed by this Critical Patch Update to Oracle: Afik Castiel from Versafe Anti Fraud; Billy Rios of Google; binaryproof via Tipping Point's Zero Day Initiative; binaryproof via iDefense; Dmitri Gribenko; Eduardo Vela Nava of Google; Frederic Hoguin via Tipping Point's Zero Day Initiative; Marc Schoenefeld of Red Hat; Peter Csepely via Tipping Point's Zero Day Initiative; Roee Hay and Yair Amit of IBM Rational Application Security Research Group; Sami Koivu via Tipping Point's Zero Day Initiative; Stefano Di Paola of Minded Security; and Tom Hawtin.

Oracle Java SE and Java for Business Critical Patch Update Schedule

For the calendar year 2011, Oracle Java SE and Java for Business Critical Patch Updates will be released on the following dates:

  • 7 June 2011
  • 18 October 2011

References

Modification History

Date Comments
2011-February-15 Rev 1. Initial Release

Appendix - Oracle Java SE and Java for Business

Oracle Java SE and Java for Business Executive Summary

This Critical Patch Update contains 21 new security fixes for Oracle Java SE and Java for Business.  19 of these vulnerabilities may be remotely exploitable without authentication, i.e., may be exploited over a network without the need for a username and password.

CVSS scores below assume that a user running a Java applet or Java Web Start application has administrator privileges (typical on Windows). Where the user does not run with administrator privileges (typical on Solaris and Linux), the corresponding CVSS impact scores for Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability are "Partial" instead of "Complete", and the corresponding CVSS Base score is 7.5 instead of 10 respectively.

My Oracle Support Note 360870.1 explains the impact of Java security vulnerabilities on Oracle products that include a JDK.

Oracle Java SE and Java for Business Risk Matrix

CVE# Component Protocol Sub- component Remote Exploit without Auth.? CVSS VERSION 2.0 RISK (see Risk Matrix Definitions) Supported Versions Affected Notes
Base Score Access Vector Access Complexity Authen- tication Confiden- tiality Integrity Avail- ability
CVE-2010-4452 Java Runtime Environment Multiple Deployment Yes 10.0 Network Low None Complete Complete Complete 6 Update 23 and before See Note 1
CVE-2010-4454 Java Runtime Environment Multiple Sound Yes 10.0 Network Low None Complete Complete Complete 6 Update 23 and before, 5.0 Update 27 and before, 1.4.2_29 and before See Note 2
CVE-2010-4462 Java Runtime Environment Multiple Sound Yes 10.0 Network Low None Complete Complete Complete 6 Update 23 and before, 5.0 Update 27 and before, 1.4.2_29 and before See Note 2
CVE-2010-4463 Java Runtime Environment Multiple Deployment Yes 10.0 Network Low None Complete Complete Complete 6 Update 21 - 6 Update 23 See Note 1
CVE-2010-4465 Java Runtime Environment Multiple Swing Yes 10.0 Network Low None Complete Complete Complete 6 Update 23 and before, 5.0 Update 27 and before, 1.4.2_29 and before See Note 1
CVE-2010-4467 Java Runtime Environment Multiple Deployment Yes 10.0 Network Low None Complete Complete Complete 6 Update 10 - 6 Update 23 See Note 1
CVE-2010-4469 Java Runtime Environment Multiple HotSpot Yes 10.0 Network Low None Complete Complete Complete 6 Update 23 and before, 5.0 Update 27 and before, 1.4.2_29 and before See Note 1
CVE-2010-4473 Java Runtime Environment Multiple Sound Yes 10.0 Network Low None Complete Complete Complete 6 Update 23 and before, 5.0 Update 27 and before, 1.4.2_29 and before See Note 2
CVE-2010-4422 Java Runtime Environment Multiple Deployment Yes 7.6 Network High None Complete Complete Complete 6 Update 23 and before See Note 1
CVE-2010-4451 Java Runtime Environment HTTP Install Yes 7.6 Network High None Complete Complete Complete 6 Update 23 and before for Windows See Note 3
CVE-2010-4466 Java Runtime Environment Multiple Deployment Yes 5.0 Network Low None Partial None None 6 Update 23 and before for Windows, Solaris and Linux, 5.0 Update 27 and before for Windows, 1.4.2_29 and earlier for Windows See Note 1
CVE-2010-4470 Java Runtime Environment Multiple JAXP Yes 5.0 Network Low None None None Partial+ 6 Update 23 and before See Note 4
CVE-2010-4471 Java Runtime Environment Multiple 2D Yes 5.0 Network Low None Partial None None 6 Update 23 and before, 5.0 Update 27 and before See Note 1
CVE-2010-4476 Java Runtime Environment Multiple Java Language Yes 5.0 Network Low None None None Partial+ 6 Update 23 and before, 5.0 Update 27 and before, 1.4.2_29 and before See Note 4
CVE-2010-4447 Java Runtime Environment Multiple Deployment Yes 4.3 Network Medium None Partial None None 6 Update 23 and before, 5.0 Update 27 and before, 1.4.2_29 and before See Note 1
CVE-2010-4475 Java Runtime Environment Multiple Deployment Yes 4.3 Network Medium None Partial None None 6 Update 23 and before, 5.0 Update 27 and before, 1.4.2_29 and before See Note 1
CVE-2010-4468 Java Runtime Environment Multiple JDBC Yes 4.0 Network High None Partial Partial None 6 Update 23 and before, 5.0 Update 27 and before See Note 1
CVE-2010-4450 Java Runtime Environment - Launcher No 3.7 Local High None Partial Partial Partial 6 Update 23 and before for Solaris and Linux, 5.0 Update 27 and before for Solaris and Linux, 1.4.2_29 and before for Solaris and Linux See Note 5
CVE-2010-4448 Java Runtime Environment Multiple Networking Yes 2.6 Network High None None Partial None 6 Update 23 and before, 5.0 Update 27 and before, 1.4.2_29 and before See Note 1
CVE-2010-4472 Java Runtime Environment Multiple XML Digital Signature Yes 2.6 Network High None None None Partial 6 Update 23 and before See Note 4
CVE-2010-4474 Java DB - Security No 2.1 Local Low None Partial None None 6 Update 23 and before See Note 6

Notes:

  1. Applies to client deployment of Java only. This vulnerability can be exploited only through Untrusted Java Web Start applications and Untrusted Java applets. (Untrusted Java Web Start applications and untrusted applets run in the Java sandbox with limited privileges.)
  2. Applies to client and server deployment of Java. This vulnerability can be exploited through Untrusted Java Web Start applications and Untrusted Java applets. It can also be exploited by supplying data to APIs in the specified Component without using untrusted Java Web Start applications or untrusted Java applets, such as through a web service.
  3. Applies to client deployment of Java only. This vulnerability is applicable only to systems using the Java Update (which is available only on the Windows platform).
  4. Applies to server deployment of Java. This vulnerability can only be exploited by supplying data to APIs in the specified Component without using Untrusted Java Web Start applications or Untrusted Java applets, such as through a web service.
  5. Applies to client deployment of Java only. This vulnerability can be exploited only when a user runs a standalone application.
  6. See CVE-2009-4269 for more details.