Sun Java J2SE 1.4.2 < Update 18 Multiple Vulnerabilities (Unix)

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Synopsis :

The remote Unix host has an application that is affected by multiple
vulnerabilities.

Description :

The version of Sun Java Runtime Environment (JRE) J2SE 1.4.2 installed
on the remote host is affected by multiple security issues :

- A buffer overflow vulnerability in the font processing
module of the JRE could allow an untrusted
applet/application to elevate its privileges to read,
write and execute local applications with the privileges
of the user running an untrusted applet (238666).

- A vulnerability in the JRE could allow an untrusted
applet/application to elevate its privileges to read,
write and execute local applications with the privileges
of the user running an untrusted applet (238967).

- A buffer overflow vulnerability in Java Web Start could
allow an untrusted applet to elevate its privileges to
read, write and execute local applications available to
users running an untrusted application (238905).

- A vulnerability in Java Web Start, could allow an
untrusted application to create or delete arbitrary
files subject to the privileges of the user running the
application (238905).

- A vulnerability in Java Web Start, may disclose the
location of Java Web Start cache (238905).

- A vulnerability in the JRE may allow an untrusted applet
to establish connections to services running on the
local host and potentially exploit vulnerabilities
existing in the underlying JRE (238968).

- It should be noted that J2SE 1.4.2 is in its EOL period,
and the transition is set to complete on Oct 30th 2008.

See also :

http://download.oracle.com/sunalerts/1019342.1.html
http://download.oracle.com/sunalerts/1019367.1.html
http://download.oracle.com/sunalerts/1019375.1.html
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/eol-135779.html

Solution :

Update to Sun Java J2SE 1.4.2_18 or later and remove, if necessary, any
affected versions.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.3
(CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true