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Java 2 Platform Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

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Release Date:  2007-05-01    Last Update:  2007-05-07    Views:  17,610

Secunia Advisory SA25069

Where:

From remote

Impact:

Security Bypass

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

CVE Reference(s):

Description


Sun has acknowledged a vulnerability in the Java Web Start of the Java 2 Platform, which can be exploited by malicious people to bypass certain security restrictions.

The vulnerability is caused due to an unspecified error within the use of system classes. This can e.g. be exploited to read and write to local files via malicious Java Web Start Applications.

The vulnerability is reported in Java Web Start in JDK and JRE 5.0 Update 10 and Java Web Start in SDK and JRE 1.4.2_13 and earlier for Windows, Solaris and Linux.


Solution:
Update to Java Web Start in JDK and JRE 5.0 Update 11 or later, or Java Web Start in SDK and JRE 1.4.2_14 or later.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
The vendor credits the Fujitsu security team.

Original Advisory:
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-102881-1

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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