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Java Runtime Environment Virtual Machine Lets Remote Users Access Files and Gain Privileges on the Target System
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1019555
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1019555
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-1185, CVE-2008-1186   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Mar 6 2008
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): 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:   Two vulnerabilities were reported in the JRE Virtual Machine. A remote user can access files on the target user's system. A remote user can cause arbitrary applications on the target user's system to be executed.

A remote user can create a specially crafted applet that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger an unspecified flaw to gain access to files on the target system or execute arbitrary applications residing on the target system.

SDK and JRE 1.3.x is not affected.

Fujitsu reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create an applet that, when loaded by the target user, will access files or execute arbitrary applications on 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

The second issue is addressed in the following releases (for Windows, Solaris, and Linux):

* JDK and JRE 5.0 Update 14 or later
* SDK and JRE 1.4.2_17 or later

Note: Sun had announced in September 2007 that we will be synchronizing the release of fixes for security vulnerabilities starting in 2008. This issue was addressed in 5.0 Update 14 prior to the announcement and is addressed in 1.4.2_17 as part of the first set of synchronized updates.

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_17 is available for download at the following link:

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

Note: When installing a new version of the product from a source other than a Solaris patch, it is recommended that the old affected versions be removed from your system. To remove old affected versions on the Windows platform, please see:

http://java.com/en/download/help/uninstall_java.xml

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-233321-1

Vendor URL:  sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-233321-1 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Not specified
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Solaris - SunOS), Windows (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Jun 18 2008 (VMware Issues Fix for ESX Server) Java Runtime Environment Virtual Machine Lets Remote Users Access Files and Gain Privileges on the Target System
VMware has issued a fix for VMware ESX Server.



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