CVE-2008-5356

Impact:
Critical
Public Date:
2008-12-04
Bugzilla:
472218: CVE-2008-5356 OpenJDK Font processing vulnerability (6733336)

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Heap-based buffer overflow in Java Runtime Environment (JRE) for Sun JDK and JRE 6 Update 10 and earlier; JDK and JRE 5.0 Update 16 and earlier; and SDK and JRE 1.4.2_18 and earlier might allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted TrueType font file.

Find out more about CVE-2008-5356 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 7.5
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact Partial

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Supplementary 5 (java-1.6.0-sun) RHSA-2008:1018 2008-12-04
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4 Extras (java-1.6.0-sun) RHSA-2008:1018 2008-12-04
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Supplementary 5 (java-1.6.0-ibm) RHSA-2009:0369 2009-03-25
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4 Extras (java-1.5.0-sun) RHSA-2008:1025 2008-12-04
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4 Extras (java-1.5.0-ibm) RHSA-2009:0016 2009-01-13
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Supplementary 5 (java-1.5.0-sun) RHSA-2008:1025 2008-12-04
Red Hat Satellite 5.2 (RHEL v.5) (java-1.5.0-ibm) RHSA-2009:0466 2009-05-07
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4 Extras (java-1.6.0-ibm) RHSA-2009:0369 2009-03-25
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Supplementary 5 (java-1.5.0-ibm) RHSA-2009:0016 2009-01-13
Red Hat Satellite 5.2 (RHEL v.4 AS) (java-1.5.0-ibm) RHSA-2009:0466 2009-05-07

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Satellite 5.0 Server Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 java-1.4.2-ibm-sap Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 java-1.5.0-ibm Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 java-1.6.0-openjdk Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 java-1.6.0-ibm Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 java-1.6.0-sun Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 java-1.6.0-openjdk Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 java-1.4.2-ibm-sap Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 java-1.4.2-ibm Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 java-1.4.2-ibm Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 java-1.4.2-ibm Will not fix
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