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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Oracle Java Web Start Vendors:   Sun
Java Web Start Bugs Let Remote Users Read/Write Files on the Target User's System
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1018770
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1018770
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-5238   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Oct 12 2007
Original Entry Date:  Oct 4 2007
Impact:   Disclosure of user information, Modification of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 1.4.2_15 and prior, 5.0 Update 12 and prior
Description:   Several vulnerabilities were reported in Java Web Start. A remote user can access files on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted applet that, when loaded by the target user, can read local files, write to local files, or determine the location of the Java Web Start cache. File access will occur with the privileges of the target user.

Peter Csepely reported these vulnerabilities.

Impact:   A remote user can create an applet that, when loaded by the target user, can read local files, write to local files, or determine the location of the Java Web Start cache.
Solution:   Sun has issued the following fixes.

JDK and JRE 6 Update 3 is available for download at the following links:

http://java.sun.com/javase/downloads/index.jsp

http://java.com

JDK 6 Update 3 for Solaris is available in the following patches:

* Java SE 6 update 3 (as delivered in patch 125136-04 or later)
* Java SE 6 update 3 (as delivered in patch 125137-04 or later (64bit))
* Java SE 6_x86 update 3 (as delivered in patch 125138-04 or later)
* Java SE 6_x86 update 3 (as delivered in patch 125139-04 or later (64bit))

JDK and JRE 5.0 Update 13 is available for download at the following link:

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

JDK 5.0 Update 13 for Solaris is available in the following patches:

* J2SE 5.0 update 13 (as delivered in patch 118666-14)
* J2SE 5.0 update 13 (as delivered in patch 118667-14 (64bit))
* J2SE 5.0_x86 update 13 (as delivered in patch 118668-14)
* J2SE 5.0_x86 update 13 (as delivered in patch 118669-14 (64bit))

SDK and JRE 1.4.2 for Solaris 8 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=1-26-103073-1

Vendor URL:  sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-103073-1 (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.
Feb 14 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Java Web Start Bugs Let Remote Users Read/Write Files on the Target User's System
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras.
Feb 21 2008 (BEA Issues Fix for JRockit) Java Web Start Bugs Let Remote Users Read/Write Files on the Target User's System
A fix for BEA JRockit is available.
Jun 18 2008 (VMware Issues Fix for ESX Server) Java Web Start Bugs Let Remote Users Read/Write Files on the Target User's System
VMware has issued a fix for VMware ESX Server.



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