Multiple Security Vulnerabilities in Java Plug-in May Allow Privileges to be Escalated

Multiple Security Vulnerabilities in Java Plug-in May Allow Privileges to be Escalated.

Document Audience: PUBLIC
Document ID: 254611
Title: Multiple Security Vulnerabilities in Java Plug-in May Allow Privileges to be Escalated
Copyright Notice: Copyright © 2009 Sun Microsystems, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Update Date: Tue Mar 24 00:00:00 MDT 2009

Solution Type Sun Alert

Solution  254611 :   Multiple Security Vulnerabilities in Java Plug-in May Allow Privileges to be Escalated  


Bug ID

6646860, 6724331, 6706490, 6798948, 6782871

Product

Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE)

Date of Resolved Release

24-Mar-2009

SA Document Body

Multiple Security Vulnerabilities in Java Plug-in May Allow Privileges to be Escalated

1. Impact

CR 6646860: A security vulnerability in the Java Plug-in with deserializing applets may allow an untrusted applet to escalate privileges. For example, an untrusted applet may grant itself permissions to read and write local files or execute local applications that are accessible to the user running the untrusted applet.

CR 6724331: The Java Plug-in allows Javascript code that is loaded from the localhost to connect to any port on the system. This may be leveraged together with XSS vulnerabilities in a blended attack to illegally access other applications listening on ports other than the one where the Javascript code was served from.

CR 6706490: The Java Plug-in allows a trusted applet to be launched on an earlier version of the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) provided the user that downloaded the applet allows it to run on the requested release. A vulnerability allows Javascript code that is present in the same web page as the applet to exploit known vulnerabilities of the requested JRE.

CR 6798948: A security vulnerability in the Java Plug-in with parsing crossdomain.xml files may allow an untrusted applet to connect to any site that provides a crossdomain.xml file instead of sites that allow the domain that the applet is running on.

CR 6782871: A security vulnerability in the Java Plug-in may allow a signed applet to obscure the contents of the security dialog and thereby trick a user into trusting the applet.

Sun acknowledges with thanks: Gregory Fleischer (for CR 6798948) and Michael Scheirl (for CR 6782871).

2. Contributing Factors

CR 6646860 can occur in the following Java SE and Java SE for Business releases for Windows, Solaris, and Linux:
  • JDK and JRE 6 Update 12 and earlier
  • JDK and JRE 5.0 Update 17 and earlier
and in the following Java SE for Business release for Windows, Solaris, and Linux:
  • SDK and JRE 1.4.2_19 and earlier
and in the following Java SE release for Windows and Solaris:
  • SDK and JRE 1.3.1_24 and earlier
CR 6724331 can occur in the following Java SE and Java SE for Business releases for Windows, Solaris, and Linux:
  • JDK and JRE 6 Update 12 and earlier
  • JDK and JRE 5.0 Update 17 and earlier
and in the following Java SE for Business release for Windows, Solaris, and Linux:
  • SDK and JRE 1.4.2_19 and earlier
Note: SDK and JRE 1.3.1 are not affected by the above.

CR 6706490 and 6798948 can occur in the following Java SE and Java SE for Business releases for Windows, Solaris, and Linux:
  • JDK and JRE 6 Update 12, 11, and 10
Note: JDK and JRE 6 Update 7 and earlier, JDK and JRE 5.0, SDK and JRE 1.4.2 and 1.3.1 are not affected by the above.

CR 6782871 can occur in the following Java SE and Java SE for Business releases for Windows, Solaris, and Linux:
  • JDK and JRE 6 Update 12 and earlier
  • JDK and JRE 5.0 Update 17 and earlier
Note: SDK and JRE 1.4.2 and 1.3.1 are not affected by the above.

To determine the default version of the JRE that Internet Explorer uses, visit the URL:


To determine the default version of the JRE that Mozilla or Firefox browsers use, visit the URL "about:plugins".

The browser will display a page called "Installed plug-ins" which lists the version of the Java Plug-in such as the following:

Java(TM) Platform SE 6 U11

The above example indicates the version of the JRE that the browser uses is version 6 Update 11.

3. Symptoms

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

4. Workaround

There are no workarounds for these issues. Please see "Resolution" section below.

5. Resolution

CR 6646860 is addressed in the following Java SE and Java SE for Business releases for Windows, Solaris, and Linux:
  • JDK and JRE 6 Update 13 or later
  • JDK and JRE 5.0 Update 18 or later
and in the following Java SE for Business release for Windows, Solaris, and Linux:
  • SDK and JRE 1.4.2_20 or later
and in the following Java SE release for Windows and Solaris:
  • SDK and JRE 1.3.1_25 or later
CR 6724331 is addressed in the following Java SE and Java SE for Business releases for Windows, Solaris, and Linux:
  • JDK and JRE 6 Update 13 or later
  • JDK and JRE 5.0 Update 18 or later
and in the following Java SE for Business release for Windows, Solaris, and Linux:
  • SDK and JRE 1.4.2_20 or later
CR 6706490 and 6798948 are addressed in the following Java SE and Java SE for Business releases for Windows, Solaris, and Linux:
  • JDK and JRE 6 Update 13 or later
CR 6782871 is addressed in the following Java SE and Java SE for Business releases for Windows, Solaris, and Linux:
  • JDK and JRE 6 Update 13 or later
  • JDK and JRE 5.0 Update 18 or later
Java SE releases are available at:

JDK and JRE 6 Update 13:


JRE 6 Update 13:


through the Java Update tool for Microsoft Windows users.

JDK 6 Update 13 for Solaris is available in the following patches:
  • Java SE 6 Update 13 (as delivered in patch 125136-14 or later)
  • Java SE 6 Update 13 (as delivered in patch 125137-14 or later (64bit))
  • Java SE 6 x86 Update 13 (as delivered in patch 125138-14 or later)
  • Java SE 6 x86 Update 13 (as delivered in patch 125139-14 or later (64bit))
JDK and JRE 5.0 Update 18:
http://java.sun.com/javase/downloads/index_jdk5.jsp
JDK 5.0 Update 18 for Solaris is available in the following patches:
  • J2SE 5.0 Update 18 (as delivered in patch 118666-19 or later)
  • J2SE 5.0 Update 18 (as delivered in patch 118667-19 or later (64bit))
  • J2SE 5.0 x86 Update 18 (as delivered in patch 118668-19 or later)
  • J2SE 5.0 x86 Update 18 (as delivered in patch 118669-19 or later (64bit))
Java SE for Business releases are available at:


Notes:

1. Java SE releases SDK and JRE 1.4.2 have completed the Sun End of Service Life (EOSL) process. Sun recommends that users upgrade to the latest Java SE release. Customers interested in continuing to receive critical fixes on SDK and JRE 1.4.2 are encouraged to migrate to Java SE for Business .

2. SDK and JRE 1.3.1 has completed the Sun End of Service Life (EOSL) process and is only supported for customers with Solaris 8 and Vintage Support Offering support contracts (see http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.3/download.html ). Sun strongly recommends that users upgrade to the latest Java SE release.

3. When installing a new version of the product from a source other than a Solaris patch, it is recommended that the old affected versions be removed from your system. To remove old affected versions on the Windows platform, please see:


For more information on Security Sun Alerts, see Technical Instruction ID 213557 .

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