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    Java Runtime Environment May Allow Untrusted Applets to Escalate Privileges

    From Zone H.org:
    08/04/2004

    Sun Alert ID: 57613
    Synopsis: Java Runtime Environment May Allow Untrusted Applets to Escalate Privileges
    Category: Security
    Product: Java JRE/SDK
    BugIDs: 5020333, 4954066
    Avoidance: Upgrade
    State: Resolved
    Date Released: 02-Aug-2004
    Date Closed: 02-Aug-2004
    Date Modified:


    1. Impact

    The XSLT processor included with the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) may allow an untrusted applet to read data from another applet that is processed using the XSLT processor and may allow the untrusted applet to escalate privileges.

    Sun acknowledges, with thanks, Marc Schoenefeld for bringing these issues to our attention.


    2. Contributing Factors

    These issues can occur in the following releases:

    Windows Production Releases
    SDK and JRE 1.4.2_04 or earlier
    SDK and JRE 1.4.1_07 or earlier
    SDK and JRE 1.4.0_04 or earlier

    Solaris Operating Environment Production Releases
    SDK and JRE 1.4.2_04 or earlier
    SDK and JRE 1.4.1_07 or earlier
    SDK and JRE 1.4.0_04 or earlier

    Linux Production Releases
    SDK and JRE 1.4.2_04 or earlier
    SDK and JRE 1.4.1_07 or earlier
    SDK and JRE 1.4.0_04 or earlier

    Note: SDK and JRE releases for Windows, Solaris and Linux prior to 1.4.0 are not affected by these issues.

    To determine the release of a Java installation, run the "java" command with the "-fullversion" option:

    $ java -fullversion
    java full version "1.4.2_04-b03"


    3. Symptoms

    There are no reliable symptoms that would show the described issues have been exploited.


    4. Relief/Workaround

    There is no workaround. Please see the "Resolution" section below.


    5. Resolution

    These issues are addressed in the following releases:

    Windows Production Release
    SDK and JRE 1.4.2_05 or later

    Solaris Operating Environment Production Release
    SDK and JRE 1.4.2_05 or later

    Linux Production Release
    SDK and JRE 1.4.2_05 or later

    Note: SDK and JRE releases are available at: http://java.sun.com/j2se/

    This Sun Alert notification is being provided to you on an "AS IS" basis. This Sun Alert notification may contain information provided by third parties. The issues described in this Sun Alert notification may or may not impact your system(s). Sun makes no representations, warranties, or guarantees as to the information contained herein. ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT, ARE HEREBY DISCLAIMED. BY ACCESSING THIS DOCUMENT YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT SUN SHALL IN NO EVENT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT ARISE OUT OF YOUR USE OR FAILURE TO USE THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN. This Sun Alert notification contains Sun proprietary and confidential information. It is being provided to you pursuant to the provisions of your agreement to purchase services from Sun, or, if you do not have such an agreement, the Sun.com Terms of Use. This Sun Alert notification may only be used for the purposes contemplated by these agreements.

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    Nice find. This should be usefull for anyone running java applets on their servers/webpages.
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