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Java Web Start Sandbox Security Bypass Vulnerability

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Release Date:  2006-02-08    Last Update:  2006-02-14    Views:  20,365

Secunia Advisory SA18762

Where:

From remote

Impact:

System access

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

CVE Reference(s):

Description


A vulnerability has been reported in Java Web Start, which potentially can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.

The vulnerability is caused due to an unspecified error, which may be exploited by a malicious, untrusted application to read and write local files.

The vulnerability affects Java Web Start included in J2SE releases 5.0 Update 5 and prior 5.0 releases for Windows, Solaris, and Linux.


Solution:
The vulnerability has been fixed in J2SE releases 5.0 Update 6 and later for Windows, Solaris, and Linux.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
The vendor credits Peter Csepely.

Original Advisory:
Sun Microsystems:
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-102170-1

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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