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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Oracle Java SE Vendors:   Sun
Java Runtime Environment Proxy Mechanism Flaws Let Remote Applets Obtain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1022659
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1022659
CVE Reference:   CVE-2009-2671, CVE-2009-2672, CVE-2009-2673   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Aug 7 2009
Original Entry Date:  Aug 5 2009
Impact:   Disclosure of user information, Host/resource access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): JDK and JRE 6 Update 14 and prior, JDK and JRE 5.0 Update 19 and prior
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) proxy mechanism. A remote user can obtain potentially sensitive. A remote user can initiate socket or URL connections.

A remote user can create a specially crafted applet or Web Start application that, when loaded by the target user, will exploit one of several flaws in the JRE SOCKS implementation.

A remote user can obtain the username of the user running the applet or application.

A remote user can obtain browser cookies, which may lead to session hijacking.

A remote user can open socket or URL connections from the applet or application to arbitrary hosts.

Gregory Fleischer reported some of these vulnerabilities.

Impact:   A remote user can obtain the username of the user running the applet or application.

A remote user can obtain browser cookies, which may lead to session hijacking.

A remote user can connect to arbitrary ports on arbitrary hosts.

Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix for Windows, Solaris, and Linux:

* JDK and JRE 6 Update 15 or later
* JDK and JRE 5.0 Update 20 or later

Java SE releases are available at:

JDK and JRE 6 Update 15:

* http://java.sun.com/javase/downloads/index.jsp

JRE 6 Update 15:

* http://java.com/
* Through the Java Update tool for Microsoft Windows users

JDK 6 Update 15 for Solaris is available in the following patches:

* Java SE 6: update 15 (as delivered in patch 125136-16)
* Java SE 6: update 15 (as delivered in patch 125137-16 (64bit))
* Java SE 6_x86: update 15 (as delivered in patch 125138-16)
* Java SE 6_x86: update 15 (as delivered in patch 125139-16 (64bit))

JDK and JRE 5.0 Update 20:

* http://java.sun.com/javase/downloads/index_jdk5.jsp

JDK 5.0 Update 20 for Solaris is available in the following patches:

* J2SE 5.0: update 20 (as delivered in patch 118666-21)
* J2SE 5.0: update 20 (as delivered in patch 118667-21 (64bit))
* J2SE 5.0_x86: update 20 (as delivered in patch 118668-21)
* J2SE 5.0_x86: update 20 (as delivered in patch 118669-21 (64bit))

Java SE for Business releases are available at:

* http://www.sun.com/software/javaseforbusiness/getit_download.jsp

Note: When installing a new version of the product from a source other than a Solaris patch, it is recommended that the old affected versions be removed from your system. To remove old affected versions on the Windows platform, please see:

* http://www.java.com/en/download/help/5000010800.xml

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-66-263409-1

Vendor URL:  sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-66-263409-1 (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.
Aug 7 2009 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Java Runtime Environment Proxy Mechanism Flaws Let Remote Applets Obtain Elevated Privileges
Red Hat has released a fix for java-1.5.0-sun for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.
Aug 7 2009 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Java Runtime Environment Proxy Mechanism Flaws Let Remote Applets Obtain Elevated Privileges
Red Hat has released a fix for java-1.6.0-sun for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.
Aug 28 2009 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Java Runtime Environment Proxy Mechanism Flaws Let Remote Applets Obtain Elevated Privileges
Red Hat has released a fix for java-1.5.0-ibm for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 Extras and 5 Supplementary.
Sep 3 2009 (Apple Issues Fix) Java Runtime Environment Proxy Mechanism Flaws Let Remote Applets Obtain Elevated Privileges
Apple has issued a fix for Mac OS X 10.5.
Oct 20 2009 (Oracle Issues Fix for BEA JRockit) Java Runtime Environment Proxy Mechanism Flaws Let Remote Applets Obtain Elevated Privileges
Oracle has issued a fix for BEA JRockit.
Nov 12 2009 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Java Runtime Environment Proxy Mechanism Flaws Let Remote Applets Obtain Elevated Privileges
Red Hat has issued a fix for java-1.6.0-ibm for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 Extras and 5 Supplementary.



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