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Java Runtime Environment Serialization Bugs Let Remote Applets Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1017426
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1017426
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-6745   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Jan 23 2007
Original Entry Date:  Dec 20 2006
Impact:   Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information, Execution of arbitrary code via network, Modification of system information, Modification of user information, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 5.0 Update 7 and prior versions
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Java Runtime Environment (JRE). A remote applet can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted Java applet that, when loaded by the target user, will obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

Sun credits Tom Hawtin with reporting these vulnerabilities.

Impact:   A remote user can gain privileges on the target system.
Solution:   Sun has issued the following fixes (for Windows, Solaris, and Linux):

* JDK and JRE 5.0 Update 8 or later
* SDK and JRE 1.4.2_13 or later

Note: JRE 5.0 Update 8 for Solaris was also delivered in the following patches:

* J2SE 5.0: update 8 (as delivered in patch 118666-07)
* J2SE 5.0: update 8 (as delivered in patch 118667-07 (64bit))
* J2SE 5.0_x86: update 8 (as delivered in patch 118668-07)
* J2SE 5.0_x86: update 8 (as delivered in patch 118669-07 (64bit))

The latest releases for J2SE are available for download at:

J2SE 5.0:

* http://java.sun.com/javase/downloads/index_jdk5.jsp
* http://java.com

J2SE 5.0 Update 9 for Solaris is also available in the following patches:

* J2SE 5.0: update 9 (as delivered in patch 118666-09)
* J2SE 5.0: update 9 (as delivered in patch 118667-09 (64bit))
* J2SE 5.0_x86: update 9 (as delivered in patch 118668-09)
* J2SE 5.0_x86: update 9 (as delivered in patch 118669-09 (64bit))

J2SE 1.4.2 is available for download at:

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

The Sun advisory is available at:

http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-102731-1

Vendor URL:  sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-102731-1 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   State 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.
Feb 7 2007 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Java Runtime Environment Serialization Bugs Let Remote Applets Gain Elevated Privileges
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras 3 and 4.
Feb 9 2007 (Red Hat Issues Fix for IBM Java Release) Java Runtime Environment Serialization Bugs Let Remote Applets Gain Elevated Privileges
Red Hat has released a fix for IBM's 1.5.0 Java for Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras 4.
Mar 7 2007 (HP Issues Fix) Java Runtime Environment Serialization Bugs Let Remote Applets Gain Elevated Privileges
HP has issued a fix for HP-UX.



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