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UNIRAS Brief - 407/04 - Sun Alert ID: 57613 Java Runtime Environment May Allow Untrusted Applets to Escalate Privileges



 
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   UNIRAS (UK Govt CERT) Briefing Notice - 407/04 dated 05.08.04  Time: 14:45  
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Sun Alert ID: 57613 Java Runtime Environment May Allow Untrusted Applets to Escalate Privileges

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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.




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       ESB-2004.0485 -- Sun Alert Notification - Sun Alert ID: 57613 Java Runtime Environment 
                 May Allow Untrusted Applets to Escalate Privileges
                               5 August 2004

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Product:                Java JRE/SDK
Publisher:              Sun Microsystems
Operating System:       Windows
                        Solaris
                        Linux variants
Impact:                 Increased Privileges
Access:                 Remote/Unauthenticated

Comment: Original Bulletin:
           http://sunsolve.sun.com/pub-cgi/retrieve.pl?doc=fsalert%2F57613

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   DOCUMENT ID: 57613
   SYNOPSIS: Java Runtime Environment May Allow Untrusted Applets to
   Escalate Privileges
   DETAIL DESCRIPTION:
   
Sun(sm) Alert Notification

     * 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.
   SOLUTION SUMMARY:
   
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:
   [1]http://java.sun.com/j2se/
   
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References

   1. http://java.sun.com/j2se/

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