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

High Nessus Plugin ID 15846

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.

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.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?80b885e4

http://www.nessus.org/u?0c087cc6

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/200411-38

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 15846

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200411-38.nasl

Version: 1.21

Type: local

Published: 2004/11/30

Updated: 2018/08/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:blackdown-jdk, p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:blackdown-jre, p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:sun-jdk, p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:sun-jre-bin, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list, Host/Gentoo/arch

Patch Publication Date: 2004/11/29

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/11/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-1029

GLSA: 200411-38

CWE: 264