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Sun Java JRE "reflection" APIs Sandbox Security Bypass Vulnerabilities

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Release Date:  2006-02-08    Last Update:  2006-02-14    Views:  41,859

Secunia Advisory SA18760

Where:

From remote

Impact:

System access

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

CVE Reference(s):

Description


Seven vulnerabilities have been reported in Sun Java JRE (Java Runtime Environment), which potentially can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.

The vulnerabilities are caused due to various unspecified errors in the "reflection" APIs. This may be exploited by a malicious, untrusted applet to read and write local files or execute local applications.

The following releases are affected by one or more of the seven vulnerabilities on Windows, Solaris, and Linux platforms:
* JDK and JRE 5.0 Update 5 and prior
* SDK and JRE 1.4.2_09 and prior
* SDK and JRE 1.3.1_16 and prior


Solution:
Update to the fixed versions.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
The vendor credits Adam Gowdiak for reporting five of the seven vulnerabilities.

Original Advisory:
Sun Microsystems:
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-102171-1

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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