Note: This is an archival copy of Security Sun Alert 233322 as previously published on http://sunsolve.sun.com.|
Latest version of this security advisory is available from http://support.oracle.com as Sun Alert 1019017.1.
Date of Resolved Release
Security Vulnerability in the Java Runtime Environment With the Processing of XSLT Transformations
1. ImpactA security vulnerability in the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) with the processing of XSLT transformations may allow an untrusted applet or application that is downloaded from a website to elevate its privileges. For example, an applet may read certain unauthorized URL resources (such as some files and web pages) or potentially execute arbitrary code. This vulnerability may also be exploited to create a Denial-of-Service (DoS) condition by causing the JRE to crash.
Sun acknowledges with thanks, Hisashi Kojima of Fujitsu and JPCERT/CC for bringing this issue to our attention.
2. Contributing FactorsThis 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 indicates the version of the JRE the browser uses is 1.5.0_11.
3. SymptomsThere are no predictable symptoms that would indicate that the above issue is being exploited.
4. WorkaroundThere is no workaround for this issue. Please see the resolution section below.
5. ResolutionThis issue is addressed in the following releases (for Windows, Solaris, and Linux):
JRE 6 Update 5 is available through the Java Update Tool for Microsoft Windows users.
JDK 6 Update 5 for Solaris is available in the following patches:
JDK 5.0 Update 15 for Solaris is available in the following patches:
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:
For more information on Security Sun Alerts, see 1009886.1.
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