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Java Runtime Environment Java APIs Let Remote JavaScript Gain Access to Network Resources
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1019553
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1019553
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-1195   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Mar 7 2008
Original Entry Date:  Mar 6 2008
Impact:   Host/resource access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): SDK and JRE 1.4.2_16 and prior; JDK and JRE 5.0 Update 14 and prior; 6 Update 4 and and prior
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Java. A remote user can connect to network resources via the target user's system.

A remote user can create specially crafted JavaScript that, when loaded by the target user, will invoke certain Java APIs to connect to arbitrary network resources via the target user's browser.

Certain versions of Java running Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.9 and prior versions are affected.

Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.10 and later are not affected.

Internet Explorer is not affected.

Gregory Fleischer and Mozilla reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create JavScript that, when loaded by the target user, will connect to arbitrary network resources via the target user's system.
Solution:   Sun has issued the following fixes.

* JDK and JRE 6 Update 5 or later
* JDK and JRE 5.0 Update 15 or later
* SDK and JRE 1.4.2_17 or later

JDK and JRE 6 Update 5 is available for download at the following links:

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

JRE 6 Update 5 is available through the Java Update Tool for Microsoft Windows users.

JDK 6 Update 5 for Solaris is available in the following patches:

* Java SE 6: update 5 (as delivered in patch 125136-07 or later)
* Java SE 6: update 5 (as delivered in patch 125137-07 or later (64bit))
* Java SE 6_x86: update 5 (as delivered in patch 125138-07 or later)
* Java SE 6_x86: update 5 (as delivered in patch 125139-07 or later (64bit))

JDK and JRE 5.0 Update 15 is available for download at the following link:

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

JDK 5.0 Update 15 for Solaris is available in the following patches:

* J2SE 5.0: update 15 (as delivered in patch 118666-16 or later)
* J2SE 5.0: update 15 (as delivered in patch 118667-16 or later (64bit))
* J2SE 5.0_x86: update 15 (as delivered in patch 118668-16 or later)
* J2SE 5.0_x86: update 15 (as delivered in patch 118669-16 or later (64bit))

SDK and JRE 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=1-66-233326-1

Vendor URL:  sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-66-233326-1 (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.
Mar 7 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Java Runtime Environment Java APIs Let Remote JavaScript Gain Access to Network Resources
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras 4 and 5.
Mar 26 2008 (Mozilla Issues Fix for Firefox) Java Runtime Environment Java APIs Let Remote JavaScript Gain Access to Network Resources
Mozilla has issued a fix for Firefox.
Mar 26 2008 (Mozilla Issues Fix for Seamonkey) Java Runtime Environment Java APIs Let Remote JavaScript Gain Access to Network Resources
Mozilla has issued a fix for Seamonkey.
Apr 3 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Java Runtime Environment Java APIs Let Remote JavaScript Gain Access to Network Resources
Red Hat has released a fix for java-1.5.0-ibm for Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras 4 and 5.
May 19 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Java Runtime Environment Java APIs Let Remote JavaScript Gain Access to Network Resources
Red Hat has released a fix Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Supplementary.
Jun 18 2008 (VMware Issues Fix for ESX Server) Java Runtime Environment Java APIs Let Remote JavaScript Gain Access to Network Resources
VMware has issued a fix for VMware ESX Server.



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