Java Runtime Environment (JRE) Buffer Overflow Vulnerabilities in Processing Image Files and Fonts May Allow Applets or Java Web Start Applications to Elevate Their Privileges

Original Release Date: December 15, 2008
Last Revised: December 15, 2008
Number: ASA-2008-485
Risk Level: Low
Advisory Version: 1.0
Advisory Status: Interim

1. Overview:

A new Sun Alert Notification from Sun Microsystems has been issued and is described below. Additional information about this issue may be found on the sunsolve.sun.com website, although a maintenance contract with Sun may be required to view the information.

244987
Java Runtime Environment (JRE) Buffer Overflow Vulnerabilities in Processing Image Files and Fonts May Allow Applets or Java Web Start Applications to Elevate Their Privileges
Product: Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE)
Category: Security
Date Released: 03-Dec-2008
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-66-244987-1

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the names CVE-2008-5356, CVE-2008-5357, CVE-2008-5358 and CVE-2008-5359 to these issues.

2. Avaya System Products using a Sun Microsystems Operating System:

Avaya system products include an Operating System with the product when it is delivered. Avaya Call Management System (CMS) and Avaya Interactive Response (IR) are both shipped with an operating system from Sun Microsystems. Actions to be taken on those products are described below.

Product: Affected Version(s): Risk Level: Actions:
Avaya CMS All Low See recommended actions below.  This issue will be addressed in accordance with Avaya's Product Security Vulnerability Response Policy
Avaya IR 2.0, 3.0 Low See recommended actions below.  This issue will be addressed in accordance with Avaya's Product Security Vulnerability Response Policy

Recommended Actions:
For all vulnerable system products, Avaya recommends that customers restrict local and network access to the server. This restriction should be enforced through the use of physical security, firewalls, ACLs, VPNs, and other generally-accepted networking practices until such time as an update becomes available and can be installed.

3. Additional Information:

Additional information may also be available via the Avaya support website and through your Avaya account representative. Please contact your Avaya product support representative, or dial 1-800-242-2121, with any questions.

4. Disclaimer:

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5. Revision History:

V 1.0 - December 15, 2008 - Initial Statement issued.

Send information regarding any discovered security problems with Avaya products to either the contact noted in the product's documentation or securityalerts@avaya.com.

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