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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Oracle Java SE Vendors:   Sun
(HP Issues Fix for HP-UX) Java Runtime Environment (JRE) Virtual Machine Lets Remote Users Read/Write Files and Execute Local Applications
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1022289
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1022289
CVE Reference:   CVE-2009-1102   (Links to External Site)
Date:  May 27 2009
Impact:   Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information, Execution of arbitrary code via network, Modification of user information, User access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 6 Update 12 and prior versions
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) Virtual Machine. A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted applet that, when loaded by the target user, will read and write local files or execute applications on the target system with the privileges of the target user.

Solaris x86, Windows, and Linux are not affected.

JDK and JRE 5.0 and SDK and JRE 1.4.2 and 1.3.1 are not affected.

Impact:   A remote user can create an applet that, when loaded by the target user, will read/write files and execute applications on the target user's system with the privileges of the target user.
Solution:   HP has issued a fix.

For Java v6.0.03 and earlier, update to Java v6.0.04 or subsequent.
For Java v5.0.15 and earlier, update to Java v5.0.16 or subsequent.
For Java v1.4.2.21 and earlier, update to Java v1.4.2.22 or subsequent.

The HP advisory is available at:

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c01745133

Vendor URL:  sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-66-254610-1 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Not specified
Underlying OS:  UNIX (HP/UX)
Underlying OS Comments:  11.11, 11.23, 11.31

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