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Sun Java JRE Swing Library Applet Security Bypass

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Release Date:  2006-11-15    Last Update:  2006-11-22    Views:  16,855

Secunia Advisory SA22910

Where:

From remote

Impact:

Security Bypass

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

CVE Reference(s):

Description


A vulnerability has been reported in Sun Java JRE, which can be exploited by malicious people to bypass certain security restrictions.

The vulnerability is caused due to an unspecified error in the Java Runtime Environment Swing library and may allow a malicious, untrusted applet to access data in other applets.

The vulnerability is reported in JDK and JRE 5.0 Update 7 and earlier.

Note: SDK and JRE 1.4.2_xx and earlier, and 1.3.1_xx and earlier are not affected.


Solution:
Update to JDK and JRE 5.0 Update 8 or later.

Provided and/or discovered by:
The vendor credits Tom Hawtin.

Original Advisory:
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-102622-1

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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Subject: Sun Java JRE Swing Library Applet Security Bypass

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