GLSA-200411-38 : Sun and Blackdown Java: Applet privilege escalation

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200411-38
(Sun and Blackdown Java: Applet privilege escalation)

All Java plug-ins are subject to a vulnerability allowing unrestricted
Java package access.

Impact :

A remote attacker could embed a malicious Java applet in a web page and
entice a victim to view it. This applet can then bypass security
restrictions and execute any command or access any file with the rights
of the user running the web browser.

Workaround :

As a workaround you could disable Java applets on your web browser.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?80b885e4
http://www.nessus.org/u?0c087cc6
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200411-38.xml

Solution :

All Sun JDK users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-java/sun-jdk-1.4.2.06'
All Sun JRE users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-java/sun-jre-bin-1.4.2.06'
All Blackdown JDK users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-java/blackdown-jdk-1.4.2.01'
All Blackdown JRE users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-java/blackdown-jre-1.4.2.01'
Note: You should unmerge all vulnerable versions to be fully protected.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 15846 (gentoo_GLSA-200411-38.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-1029