Sun Java Web Start PersistenceService Application Traversal Arbitrary File Overwrite (102957)

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Synopsis :

The remote Windows host has an application that is affected by a
privilege escalation vulnerability.

Description :

According to its version number, the Sun Java Runtime Environment
(JRE) installed on the remote host reportedly may allow an untrusted
application to elevate its privileges by first granting itself
permission to overwrite any file that is writable by the user running
the application.

See also :

http://seclists.org/bugtraq/2007/Jul/12
http://www.nessus.org/u?14d648d6

Solution :

Update to Sun Java 2 JDK and JRE 5.0 Update 12 / SDK and JRE 1.4.2_14
/ SDK 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 : 8.1
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Windows

Nessus Plugin ID: 25627 ()

Bugtraq ID: 24695

CVE ID: CVE-2007-3504

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