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Vulnerability Assessment Details
Sun JDK/JRE: Applet privilege escalation
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
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 rights 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 rights.
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.
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-188.8.131.52"
All Sun JRE users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-java/sun-jre-bin-184.108.40.206"
Network Security Threat Level: Medium
Networks Security ID:
Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2006 Michel Arboi
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