Multiple vulnerabilities have been reported and acknowledged in Java for Mac OS X, which can be exploited by malicious people to bypass certain security restrictions, disclose sensitive information, cause a DoS (Denial of service), or to compromise a user's system.
1) A vulnerability is caused due to an error in the deserialisation of Calendar objects in Java for Mac OS X. This can be exploited to escape the Java sandbox and execute arbitrary code e.g. when a user visits a web page containing a specially crafted Java applet.
This vulnerability is confirmed in Mac OS X 10.5.7. Other versions may also be affected.
2) An input validation error in the "apple.laf.CColourUIResource()" constructor can be exploited by an untrusted Java applet to execute arbitrary code with escalated privileges e.g. when a user visits a specially crafted web site.
This vulnerability is reported in Mac OS X 10.5.7 and later, and Mac OS X Server 10.5.7 and later.
3) Some vulnerabilities in Java can be exploited by malicious people to bypass certain security restrictions, disclose sensitive information, cause a DoS (Denial of service), or compromise a vulnerable system.
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