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Sun Java Runtime Environment JAX-WS and JAXB Lets Remote Applets Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1021307
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1021307
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-5347   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Dec 5 2008
Original Entry Date:  Dec 4 2008
Impact:   Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information, Execution of arbitrary code via network, Modification of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): JDK and JRE 6 Update 10 and prior
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Sun Java Runtime Environment (JRE) in the JAX-WS and JAXB packages. A remote user can read/write files and execute applications on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted applet or application that, when loaded by the target user, will read and write local files or execute applications on the target system with the privileges of the target user.

Adam Gowdiak reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create an applet or application that, when loaded by the target user, will read/write files and execute applications on the target user's system with the privileges of the target user.
Solution:   The vendor has issued the following Java SE and Java SE for Business releases for Solaris, Windows and Linux:

* JDK and JRE 6 Update 11 or later

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-66-246366-1

Vendor URL:  sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-66-246366-1 (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.
Dec 5 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Sun Java Runtime Environment JAX-WS and JAXB Lets Remote Applets Gain Elevated Privileges
Red Hat has released a fix for java-1.5.0-sun for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.
Dec 5 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Sun Java Runtime Environment JAX-WS and JAXB Lets Remote Applets Gain Elevated Privileges
Red Hat has released a fix for java-1.6.0-sun for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.
Jan 14 2009 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Sun Java Runtime Environment JAX-WS and JAXB Lets Remote Applets Gain Elevated Privileges
Red Hat has released a fix for java-1.6.0-ibm for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.



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