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Sun Java Runtime Environment (JRE) Reflection API Multiple Bugs Let Applets Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1015596
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1015596
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-0614, CVE-2006-0615, CVE-2006-0616, CVE-2006-0617   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Apr 18 2006
Original Entry Date:  Feb 8 2006
Impact:   Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information, Execution of arbitrary code via network, Modification of user information, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): JRE 1.4.2_09 and earlier, JRE 5.0 Update 5 and earlier
Description:   Several vulnerabilities were reported in Sun's Java Runtime Environment. A remote applet may be able to obtain privileges on the target system.

Seven vulnerabilities exist in certain "reflection" APIs in JRE. A remote, untrusted applet may be able to gain elevated privleges. For example, an applet may be able to obtain permissions to read and write local files or execute local applications with the privileges of the user running the untrusted applet.

Sun credits Adam Gowdiak with reporting some of the vulnerabilities.

Impact:   A remote applet may be able to read, write, or execute files on the target system.
Solution:   Sun has issued the following fixes.

* JDK and JRE 5.0 Update 6 and later
* SDK and JRE 1.4.2_10 and later
* SDK and JRE 1.3.1_17 and later

J2SE 5.0 is available for download at:

http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.5.0/download.jsp

J2SE 1.4.2 is available for download at:

http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.4.2/download.html

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-102171-1

Vendor URL:  sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-102171-1 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Solaris - SunOS), Windows (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Apr 19 2006 (Apple Issues Fix) Sun Java Runtime Environment (JRE) Reflection API Multiple Bugs Let Applets Gain Elevated Privileges
Apple has issued a fix for Mac OS X.



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