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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Oracle Java SE Vendors:   Sun
Sun Java Runtime Environment Java Update Fails to Validate Digital Signatures
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1021315
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1021315
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-5355   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Dec 5 2008
Original Entry Date:  Dec 5 2008
Impact:   Modification of system information
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 the Sun Java Update feature. A remote user with control of the network may be able to cause arbitrary code to be downloaded to the target user's system.

The Java Runtime Environment (JRE) Java Update mechanism does not validate the digital signature of downloaded JRE updates.

Francisco Amato reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user with control of the network may be able to cause arbitrary code to be downloaded to the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued the following Java SE releases (for Windows 32-bit):

* JDK and JRE 6 Update 11 or later

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-66-244989-1

Vendor URL:  sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-66-244989-1 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Authentication error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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