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Sun Java Runtime Environment Non-Random Temporary File Names May Lets Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1021316
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1021316
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-5360   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Dec 5 2008
Original Entry Date:  Dec 5 2008
Impact:   Host/resource access via network, User access via local system
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; SDK and JRE 1.3.1_23 and prior
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Sun Java Runtime Environment (JRE). A user may be able to obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

JRE creates temporary files with insufficiently random names. A remote applet or application can create a JAR file and then load the JAR file from the temporary location and execute the file. The file will execute with local privileges.

Impact:   A user may be able to obtain elevated privileges on the target system.
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 has issued the following Java SE releases for Solaris and Windows:

* SDK and JRE 1.3.1_24 or later

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-66-244986-1

Vendor URL:  sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-66-244986-1 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error, Randomization 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 Non-Random Temporary File Names May Lets Users 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 Non-Random Temporary File Names May Lets Users 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 Non-Random Temporary File Names May Lets Users 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 Non-Random Temporary File Names May Lets Users 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 Non-Random Temporary File Names May Lets Users 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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