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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   BEA JRockit Vendors:   Oracle
(Oracle Issues Fix for BEA JRockit) Java Runtime Environment Proxy Mechanism Flaws Let Remote Applets Obtain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1023064
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1023064
CVE Reference:   CVE-2009-2671, CVE-2009-2672, CVE-2009-2673, CVE-2009-3403   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Oct 20 2009
Impact:   Disclosure of user information, Host/resource access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

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. Oracle BEA JRockit is affected.

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:   Oracle has issued a fix for BEA JRockit, which is affected by this vulnerability.

The Oracle advisory is available at:

http://www.oracle.com/technology/deploy/security/critical-patch-updates/cpuoct2009.html

Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Solaris - SunOS), Windows (Any)

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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