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Sun Jre Applet Handling Vulnerability

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From: Secunia

secunia.com/advisories/27320/

 

Rating: Highly critical

 

Description:

A vulnerability has been reported in Sun JRE, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.

 

The vulnerability is caused due to an unspecified error within the handling of Java applets. This can be exploited by malicious, untrusted applets to read and write local files, or to execute local applications.

 

The vulnerability is reported in the following products:

* JDK and JRE 6 Update 2 and earlier

* JDK and JRE 5.0 Update 12 and earlier

* SDK and JRE 1.4.2_15 and earlier

* SDK and JRE 1.3.1_20 and earlier

 

Solution:

Update to the latest versions or apply patches:

 

JDK and JRE 6 Update 3 or later

java.sun.com/javase/downloads/index.jsp

 

JDK and JRE 5.0 Update 13 or later:

java.sun.com/javase/downloads/index_jdk5.jsp

 

SDK and JRE 1.4.2_16 or later:

java.sun.com/j2se/1.4.2/download.html

 

SDK and JRE 1.3.1_21 or later (Windows and Solaris 8 only):

java.sun.com/j2se/1.3/download.html

 

JDK 6 Update 3 for Solaris is also available in the following patches:

 

* Java SE 6 Update 3 (as delivered in patch 125136-04 or later)

* Java SE 6 Update 3 (as delivered in patch 125137-04 or later (64bit))

* Java SE 6_x86 Update 3 (as delivered in patch 125138-04 or later)

* Java SE 6_x86 Update 3 (as delivered in patch 125139-04 or later (64bit))

 

JDK 5.0 Update 13 for Solaris is also available in the following patches:

 

* J2SE 5.0 Update 13 (as delivered in patch 118666-14)

* J2SE 5.0 Update 13 (as delivered in patch 118667-14 (64bit))

* J2SE 5.0_x86 Update 13 (as delivered in patch 118668-14)

* J2SE 5.0_x86 Update 13 (as delivered in patch 118669-14 (64bit))

 

The vendor notifies users that SDK and JRE 1.3.1 has completed the Sun End of Life (EOL) process and is only supported for customers with Solaris 8 and Vintage Support Offering support contracts. The vendor recommends that users upgrade to the latest releases.

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