Note: This is an archival copy of Security Sun Alert 230791 as previously published on http://sunsolve.sun.com.|
Latest version of this security advisory is available from http://support.oracle.com as Sun Alert 1018935.1.
Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition 5.0
Date of Resolved Release
A vulnerability in the Java Runtime Environment may allow an untrusted applet to elevate its privileges. For example, an 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.
Sun acknowledges, with thanks, Adam Gowdiak, for bringing this issue to our attention.
This issue can occur in the following releases:
Note: J2SE 1.3.1_xx releases for Windows, Solaris and Linux are not affected.
To determine the version of Java on a system, the following command can be run:
% java -fullversion java full version "1.5.0_02-b09"
There are no reliable symptoms that would indicate the described issue has been exploited.
There is no workaround for this issue.
This issue is addressed in the following releases:
J2SE 5.0 and 1.4.2 are available for download at the following links:
Note: It is recommended that affected versions be removed from your system. For more information, please see the installation notes on the respective java.sun.com download pages.
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