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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Oracle Java SE Vendors:   Apple
Java Mac OS X Lets Remote Users Execute Files on the Target User's System
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1020944
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1020944
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-3638   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Sep 25 2008
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Java on Mac OS X. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted applet that, when loaded by the target user, will load a 'file://' URL to launch files residing on the target user's system. It may be possible to execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.

Nitesh Dhanjani and Billy Rios reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create an applet that, when loaded by the target user, will execute applications on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix.

Java for Mac OS X 10.5 Update 2:

The download file is named: "JavaForMacOSX10.5Update2.dmg"
Its SHA-1 digest is: 5b2a8de347fe68d0638bcf0ede8a71ba35adbab9

The update is available from the Software Update pane in System Preferences, or Apple's Software Downloads web site at:

http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/

The Apple advisories are available at:

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3179

Vendor URL:  support.apple.com/kb/HT3179 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  UNIX (macOS/OS X)
Underlying OS Comments:  10.5.4 and later versions

Message History:   None.


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