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Java JRE/JDK JSSE DoS and Untrusted Applets Network Security Bypass

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Release Date:  2007-07-11    Last Update:  2007-10-30    Views:  18,339

Secunia Advisory SA26015

Where:

From remote

Impact:

Security Bypass, DoS

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

CVE Reference(s):

Description


Some vulnerabilities and a security issue have been reported in Java JRE/JDK, which can be exploited by malicious people to bypass certain security restrictions or to cause a DoS (Denial of Service).

1) An error exists in the Java Secure Socket Extension (JSSE) when processing SSL/TLS handshake requests and can be exploited to cause a DoS on an affected system that listens for SSL/TLS connections using JSSE for SSL/TLS support.

2) An error exists within the Java Runtime Environment Applet Class Loader, which can be exploited to establish network connections to certain services running on the local host by e.g. tricking a user into loading an untrusted applet from a remote system.

The vulnerability and the security issue affect the following versions for Solaris, Linux, and Windows:
* JDK and JRE 6 Update 1 and earlier
* JDK and JRE 5.0 Updates 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11
* SDK and JRE 1.4.2_11, _12, _13, and _14


Solution:
Update to the latest versions:

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
1) The vendor credits Cisco Systems.
2) John Heasman, NGSSoftware

Original Advisory:
1) http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-102997-1
2) Sun Microsystems:
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-102995-1
NGSSoftware:
http://www.ngssoftware.com/advisories/medium-risk-vulnerability-in-java-browser-plugin/

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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