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Java Runtime Environment (JRE) Bugs Let Remote Users Connect to Local Host Ports
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1020459
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1020459
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-3104   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jul 10 2008
Impact:   Host/resource access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): SDK and JRE 1.3.x_22, SDK and JRE 1.4.2_17, JDK and JRE 5.0 Update 15, and JDK and JRE 6 Update 6; and prior versions
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Java Runtime Environment (JRE). A remote user can bypass same-origin policy restrictions.

A remote user can create a specially crafted applet that, when loaded by the target user, will be able to bypass network access restrictions and connect to certain ports on the local host.

Gregory Fleischer reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can connect to certain ports on the local host.
Solution:   Sun has issued the following fixes.

* JDK and JRE 6 Update 7 or later
* JDK and JRE 5.0 Update 16 or later
* SDK and JRE 1.4.2_18 or later
* SDK and JRE 1.3.1_23 or later


JDK and JRE 6 Update 7 is available for download at the following links:

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

http://java.com/

JRE 6 updates are available through the Java Update tool for Microsoft Windows users.

JDK 6 Update 7 for Solaris is available in the following patches:

* Java SE 6 Update 7 (as delivered in patch 125136-09 or later)
* Java SE 6 Update 7 (as delivered in patch 125137-09 or later (64bit))
* Java SE 6_x86 Update 7 (as delivered in patch 125138-09 or later)
* Java SE 6_x86 Update 7 (as delivered in patch 125139-09 or later (64bit))


JDK and JRE 5.0 Update 16 is available for download at the following link:

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

JDK 5.0 Update 16 for Solaris is available in the following patches:

* J2SE 5.0 Update 16 (as delivered in patch 118666-17)
* J2SE 5.0 Update 16 (as delivered in patch 118667-17 (64bit))
* J2SE 5.0_x86 Update 16 (as delivered in patch 118668-17)
* J2SE 5.0_x86 Update 16 (as delivered in patch 118669-17 (64bit))


SDK and JRE 1.4.2_18 is available for download at the following link:

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

SDK and JRE 1.3.1_23 for Solaris 8 is available for download at:

http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.3/download.html

SDK and JRE 1.3.1 has completed the Sun End of Life (EOL) process and is only supported for customers with Solaris 8 and Vintage Support Offering support contracts (see http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.3/download.html). Sun strongly recommends that users upgrade to the latest releases.

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=1-66-238968-1

Vendor URL:  sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-66-238968-1 (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.
Jul 14 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Java Runtime Environment (JRE) Bugs Let Remote Users Connect to Local Host Ports
Red Hat has released a fix for java-1.5.0-sun on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 Extras and 5 Supplementary.
Jul 14 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Java Runtime Environment (JRE) Bugs Let Remote Users Connect to Local Host Ports
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
Aug 1 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Java Runtime Environment (JRE) Bugs Let Remote Users Connect to Local Host Ports
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.
Aug 25 2008 (Oracle Issues Fix for BEA JRockit) Java Runtime Environment (JRE) Bugs Let Remote Users Connect to Local Host Ports
Oracle has issued a fix for BEA JRockit.
Oct 24 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Java Runtime Environment (JRE) Bugs Let Remote Users Connect to Local Host Ports
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 Extras and Red Hat Enterprise
Nov 25 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Java Runtime Environment (JRE) Bugs Let Remote Users Connect to Local Host Ports
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, and 5.
Dec 19 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Java Runtime Environment (JRE) Bugs Let Remote Users Connect to Local Host Ports
Red Hat has released a fix for java-1.4.2-bea for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, and 5.
Dec 19 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Java Runtime Environment (JRE) Bugs Let Remote Users Connect to Local Host Ports
Red Hat has released a fix for java-1.5.0-bea for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.
Dec 19 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Java Runtime Environment (JRE) Bugs Let Remote Users Connect to Local Host Ports
Red Hat has released a fix for java-1.6.0-bea for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.



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