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Mac OS X Java Multiple Vulnerabilities

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Release Date:  2008-09-25    Views:  8,747

Secunia Advisory SA32018

Where:

From remote

Impact:

Security Bypass, Exposure of system information, Exposure of sensitive information, DoS, System access

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

Operating System:

CVE Reference(s):

Description


Some vulnerabilities have been reported and acknowledged in Java for Mac OS X, which can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service), to bypass certain security restrictions, disclose system information or potentially sensitive information, or to compromise a vulnerable system.

1) An error leading to the use of an uninitialized variable exists in the hash-based Message Authentication Code (HMAC) provider. This can potentially be exploited to execute arbitrary code when a user visits a web page containing a specially crafted java applet.

2) An error in the Java plug-in within the handling of "file://" URLs can be exploited to launch local files when a user visits a web page containing a specially crafted java applet.

Mac OS X 10.4 is reportedly not affected.

3) Some vulnerabilities in Java 1.4.2_16 and Java 1.5.0_13 can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service), to bypass certain security restrictions, disclose system information or potentially sensitive information, or to compromise a vulnerable system.

For more information:
SA29239
SA31010


Solution:
-- Java for Mac OS X 10.4 --

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
1) The vendor credits Radim Marek.
2) The vendor credits Nitesh Dhanjani and Billy Rios.

Original Advisory:
Apple:
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3179
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3178

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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