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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Oracle Java SE Vendors:   Sun
(Apple Issues Fix) Java Runtime Environment Proxy Mechanism Flaws Let Remote Applets Obtain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1022815
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1022815
CVE Reference:   CVE-2009-2671, CVE-2009-2672, CVE-2009-2673   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Sep 3 2009
Impact:   Disclosure of user information, Host/resource access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): JDK and JRE 6 Update 14 and prior, JDK and JRE 5.0 Update 19 and prior
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) proxy mechanism. A remote user can obtain potentially sensitive. A remote user can initiate socket or URL connections.

A remote user can create a specially crafted applet or Web Start application that, when loaded by the target user, will exploit one of several flaws in the JRE SOCKS implementation.

A remote user can obtain the username of the user running the applet or application.

A remote user can obtain browser cookies, which may lead to session hijacking.

A remote user can open socket or URL connections from the applet or application to arbitrary hosts.

Gregory Fleischer reported some of these vulnerabilities.

Impact:   A remote user can obtain the username of the user running the applet or application.

A remote user can obtain browser cookies, which may lead to session hijacking.

A remote user can connect to arbitrary ports on arbitrary hosts.

Solution:   Apple has issued Java for Mac OS X 10.5 Update 5, available from the Software Update pane in System Preferences, or Apple's Software Downloads web site at:

http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/

The download file is named: JavaForMacOSX10.5Update5.dmg
Its SHA-1 digest is: 20dd590192fb81a8f164b73727295ed2ac4f1693

The vendor's advisory will be available at:

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222

Vendor URL:  sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-66-263409-1 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  UNIX (macOS/OS X)
Underlying OS Comments:  10.5.x

Message History:   This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.
Aug 5 2009 Java Runtime Environment Proxy Mechanism Flaws Let Remote Applets Obtain Elevated Privileges



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