GLSA-200601-10 : 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-200601-10
(Sun and Blackdown Java: Applet privilege escalation)

Adam Gowdiak discovered multiple vulnerabilities in the Java
Runtime Environment's Reflection APIs that 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/searchproxy/document.do?assetkey=1-26-102003-1
http://www.nessus.org/u?e6562158
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200601-10.xml

Solution :

All Sun JDK users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-java/sun-jdk-1.4.2.09'
All Sun JRE users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-java/sun-jre-bin-1.4.2.09'
All Blackdown JDK users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-java/blackdown-jdk-1.4.2.03'
All Blackdown JRE users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-java/blackdown-jre-1.4.2.03'
Note to SPARC and PPC users: There is no stable secure
Blackdown Java for the SPARC or PPC architectures. Affected users on
the PPC architecture should consider switching to the IBM Java packages
(ibm-jdk-bin and ibm-jre-bin). Affected users on the SPARC should
remove the package until a SPARC package is released.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20731 (gentoo_GLSA-200601-10.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-3905
CVE-2005-3906