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Mac OS X Java Multiple Vulnerabilities

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Release Date:  2007-12-17    Views:  15,970

Secunia Advisory SA28115

Where:

From remote

Impact:

Security Bypass, Privilege escalation, DoS, System access

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

Operating System:

CVE Reference(s):

Description


Some vulnerabilities have been reported and acknowledged in Mac OS X, which can be exploited by malicious people to bypass certain security restrictions, conduct cross-site scripting attacks, to cause a DoS (Denial of Service), or to compromise a user's system.

1) An error in Java due to an improper access check can be exploited via a specially crafted Java applet to add or remove items from a user's Keychain, without prompting the user.

This vulnerability affects Mac OS X versions prior to 10.5.

2) Some vulnerabilities in Java 1.4 and J2SE 5.0 can be exploited to bypass certain security restrictions, conduct cross-site scripting attacks, to cause a DoS (Denial of Service), or to compromise a user's system.

For more information:
SA21709
SA23398
SA23445
SA23757
SA25069
SA25295
SA25769
SA25823
SA25981
SA26015
SA26402
SA27009

These vulnerabilities are reported in Mac OS X 10.4.10 and Mac OS X Server 10.4.10. Mac OS X v10.5 is reportedly not affected.


Solution:
Update to Java Release 6 for Mac OS X 10.4.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
1) The vendor credits Bruno Harbulot, University of Manchester.

Original Advisory:
Apple:
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=307177

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

Do you have additional information related to this advisory?

Please provide information about patches, mitigating factors, new versions, exploits, faulty patches, links, and other relevant data by posting comments to this Advisory. You can also send this information to vuln@secunia.com

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