Note: This is an archival copy of Security Sun Alert 200837 as previously published on http://sunsolve.sun.com.|
Latest version of this security advisory is available from http://support.oracle.com as Sun Alert 1000630.1.
Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition
Date of Workaround Release
Date of Resolved Release
When an untrusted applet or application displays a window, the Java Runtime Environment includes a warning banner inside the window to indicate that the applet or application is untrusted. A defect in the Java Runtime Environment may allow an untrusted applet or application that is downloaded from a malicious website to display a window that exceeds the size of a user's screen so that the warning banner is not visible to the user.
Sun acknowledges with thanks, Giorgio Maone from InformAction for bringing this issue to our attention.
This issue can occur in the following releases (for Windows, Solaris, and Linux):
To determine the default version of the JRE that Internet Explorer uses:
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) Plug-in 1.5.0_11-b03
The above example indicates that the version of the JRE that the browser uses is 1.5.0_11.
There are no predictable symptoms that would indicate that the above described issue is being exploited.
There is no workaround for this issue. Please see the resolution section below.
This issue is addressed in the following releases (for Windows, Solaris, and Linux):
This issue is addressed in the following release (for Solaris 8 and Windows):
JDK and JRE 6 Update 3 is available for download at the following links:
JDK 6 Update 3 for Solaris is available in the following patches:
JDK and JRE 5.0 Update 13 is available for download at the following link:
JDK 5.0 Update 13 for Solaris is available in the following patches:
SDK and JRE 1.4.2 is available for download at:
SDK and JRE 1.3.1 for Solaris 8 is available for download at:
SDK and JRE 1.3.1 has completed the Sun End of Life (EOL) 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 releases.
Note: 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:
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