GLSA-200506-14 : 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-200506-14
(Sun and Blackdown Java: Applet privilege escalation)

Both Sun's and Blackdown's JDK and JRE may allow untrusted applets
to elevate privileges.

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 :

There are no known workarounds at this time.

See also :

http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-101749-1
http://www.nessus.org/u?476d4cb9
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200506-14.xml

Solution :

All Sun JDK users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-java/sun-jdk-1.4.2.08'
All Sun JRE users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-java/sun-jre-bin-1.4.2.08'
All Blackdown JDK users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-java/blackdown-jdk-1.4.2.02'
All Blackdown JRE users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-java/blackdown-jre-1.4.2.02'
Note to SPARC users: There is no stable secure Blackdown Java
for the SPARC architecture. Affected users should remove the package
until a SPARC package is released.

Risk factor :

Medium

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 18529 (gentoo_GLSA-200506-14.nasl)

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