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<title>Sun and Blackdown Java: Applet privilege escalation</title>
<synopsis>
The Java plug-in security in Sun and Blackdown Java environments can be
bypassed to access arbitrary packages, allowing untrusted Java applets to
perform unrestricted actions on the host system.
</synopsis>
<product type="ebuild">Java</product>
<announced>November 29, 2004</announced>
<revised>May 31, 2006: 02</revised>
<bug>72172</bug>
<bug>72221</bug>
<access>remote</access>
<affected>
<package name="dev-java/sun-jdk" auto="yes" arch="x86 amd64">
<unaffected range="ge">1.4.2.06</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">1.4.2.06</vulnerable>
</package>
<package name="dev-java/sun-jre-bin" auto="yes" arch="x86 amd64">
<unaffected range="ge">1.4.2.06</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">1.4.2.06</vulnerable>
</package>
<package name="dev-java/blackdown-jdk" auto="yes" arch="x86 amd64">
<unaffected range="ge">1.4.2.01</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">1.4.2.01</vulnerable>
</package>
<package name="dev-java/blackdown-jre" auto="yes" arch="x86 amd64">
<unaffected range="ge">1.4.2.01</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">1.4.2.01</vulnerable>
</package>
</affected>
<background>
<p>
Sun and Blackdown both provide implementations of Java Development Kits
(JDK) and Java Runtime Environments (JRE). All these implementations
provide a Java plug-in that can be used to execute Java applets in a
restricted environment for web browsers.
</p>
</background>
<description>
<p>
All Java plug-ins are subject to a vulnerability allowing unrestricted
Java package access.
</p>
</description>
<impact type="normal">
<p>
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.
</p>
</impact>
<workaround>
<p>
As a workaround you could disable Java applets on your web browser.
</p>
</workaround>
<resolution>
<p>
All Sun JDK users should upgrade to the latest version:
</p>
<code>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=dev-java/sun-jdk-1.4.2.06&quot;</code>
<p>
All Sun JRE users should upgrade to the latest version:
</p>
<code>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=dev-java/sun-jre-bin-1.4.2.06&quot;</code>
<p>
All Blackdown JDK users should upgrade to the latest version:
</p>
<code>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=dev-java/blackdown-jdk-1.4.2.01&quot;</code>
<p>
All Blackdown JRE users should upgrade to the latest version:
</p>
<code>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=dev-java/blackdown-jre-1.4.2.01&quot;</code>
<p>
Note: You should unmerge all vulnerable versions to be fully protected.
</p>
</resolution>
<references>
<uri link="http://www.idefense.com/application/poi/display?id=158&amp;type=vulnerabilities">iDEFENSE Security Advisory 11.22.04</uri>
<uri link="http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-1029">CAN-2004-1029</uri>
<uri link="http://www.blackdown.org/java-linux/java2-status/security/Blackdown-SA-2004-01.txt">Blackdown Security Advisory 2004-01</uri>
</references>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Thu, 25 Nov 2004 09:46:01 +0000">
koon
</metadata>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Fri, 26 Nov 2004 21:58:36 +0000">
koon
</metadata>
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Mon, 29 Nov 2004 21:15:47 +0000">
koon
</metadata>
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