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Sun Java Runtime Environment Deployment Toolkit Plugin Launch Method Flaw Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1023244
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1023244
CVE Reference:   CVE-2009-3865   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Nov 27 2009
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 6 Update 16 and prior
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in the Sun Java Runtime Environment Deployment Toolkit. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create specially crafted HTML that, when loaded by the target user, will exploit a flaw in the launch method to execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

An anonymous reported this vulnerability via iDefense.

Impact:   A remote user can create HTML that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (JDK and JRE 6 Update 17).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-66-269869-1

Vendor URL:  sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-66-269869-1 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Not specified
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 3 2009 (Apple Issues Fix) Sun Java Runtime Environment Deployment Toolkit Plugin Launch Method Flaw Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Apple has issued a fix for Java for Mac OS X 10.6.
Dec 3 2009 (Apple Issues Fix) Sun Java Runtime Environment Deployment Toolkit Plugin Launch Method Flaw Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Apple has issued a fix for Java for Mac OS X 10.5.
Dec 23 2009 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Sun Java Runtime Environment Deployment Toolkit Plugin Launch Method Flaw Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
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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