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Sun Java Runtime Environment 'Calendar.readObject' Bug Lets Remote Applets Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1021313
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1021313
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-5353   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Dec 5 2008
Original Entry Date:  Dec 5 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): JDK and JRE 6 Update 10 and prior; JDK and JRE 5.0 Update 16 and prior; SDK and JRE 1.4.2_18 and prior
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Java Runtime Environment (JRE). 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 exploit a flaw in the processing of calendar objects and will read and write local files or execute applications on the target system with the privileges of the target user.

Sami Koivu 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
* JDK and JRE 5.0 Update 17 or later
* SDK and JRE 1.4.2_19 or later

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-66-244991-1

Vendor URL:  sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-66-244991-1 (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 'Calendar.readObject' Bug 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 'Calendar.readObject' Bug Lets Remote Applets Gain Elevated Privileges
The vendor has released a fix.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 'Calendar.readObject' Bug Lets Remote Applets Gain Elevated Privileges
Red Hat has released a fix for java-1.5.0-ibm for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.
Jan 14 2009 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Sun Java Runtime Environment 'Calendar.readObject' Bug 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.
May 7 2009 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Sun Java Runtime Environment 'Calendar.readObject' Bug Lets Remote Applets Gain Elevated Privileges
Red Hat has released a fix for java-1.5.0-ibm for Red Hat Network Satellite Server.



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