Note: This is an archival copy of Security Sun Alert 238687 as previously published on http://sunsolve.sun.com.|
Latest version of this security advisory is available from http://support.oracle.com as Sun Alert 1019344.1.
Date of Resolved Release
Security Vulnerabilities in the Java Runtime Environment Scripting Language Support
A vulnerability in the Java Runtime Environment relating to scripting language support may allow an untrusted applet or application to elevate its 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.
A second vulnerability in the Java Runtime Environment relating to scripting language support may allow an untrusted applet to access information from another applet.
2. Contributing Factors
These issues can occur in the following releases for Windows, Solaris, and Linux:
To determine the default version of the JRE that Internet Explorer uses:
The browser will display a page called "Installed plug-ins" which lists the version of the Java Plug-in, as in the following example:
Java(TM) Plug-in 1.5.0_11-b03
The above example indicates the version of the JRE that the browser uses is 1.5.0_11.
There are no predictable symptoms that would indicate the above issues have been exploited.
There are no workarounds for these issue. Please see the resolution section below.
These issues are addressed in the following releases for Windows, Solaris, and Linux:
JRE 6 updates are available through the Java Update tool for Microsoft Windows users.
JDK 6 Update 7 for Solaris is available in the following patches:
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