GLSA-200602-07 : Sun JDK/JRE: Applet privilege escalation

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 20921


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200602-07 (Sun JDK/JRE: Applet privilege escalation)

Applets executed using JRE or JDK can use 'reflection' APIs functions to elevate its privileges beyond the sandbox restrictions.
Adam Gowdiak discovered five vulnerabilities that use this method for privilege escalation. Two more vulnerabilities were discovered by the vendor. Peter Csepely discovered that Web Start Java applications also can an escalate their privileges.
Impact :

A malicious Java applet can bypass Java sandbox restrictions and hence access local files, connect to arbitrary network locations and execute arbitrary code on the user's machine. Java Web Start applications are affected likewise.
Workaround :

Select another Java implementation using java-config.


All Sun JDK users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-java/sun-jdk-' All Sun JRE users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-java/sun-jre-bin-'

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 20921

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200602-07.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/02/15

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.4

Temporal Score: 5.6

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: 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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2006/02/15

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/02/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-0614, CVE-2006-0615, CVE-2006-0616, CVE-2006-0617

BID: 15615

OSVDB: 23091, 23092, 23093, 23094, 23095, 23096, 23097

GLSA: 200602-07