Note: This is an archival copy of Security Sun Alert 246366 as previously published on http://sunsolve.sun.com.|
Latest version of this security advisory is available from http://support.oracle.com as Sun Alert 1019798.1.
Date of Resolved Release
Security vulnerabilities in the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) JAX-WS and JAXB packages:
Security vulnerabilities in the JAX-WS and JAXB packages in the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) where internal classes can be accessed may allow an untrusted applet or application 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.
Sun acknowledges, with thanks, Adam Gowdiak for bringing these issues to our attention.
2. Contributing Factors
These issues can occur in the following Java SE and Java SE for Business releases for Solaris, Windows 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, as shown in the following example:
Java(TM) Plug-in 1.5.0_11-b03(Indicating that the JRE version the browser uses is 1.5.0_11)
There are no reliable symptoms that would indicate the described issues have been exploited.
There is no workaround for this issue. Please see the Resolution section below.
These issues are addressed in the following Java SE and Java SE for Business releases for Solaris, Windows and Linux:
JDK 6 Update 11:
JRE 6 Update 11:
through the Java Update tool for Microsoft Windows users.
JDK 6 Update 11 is also available for Solaris 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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Java Platform, Standard Edition 6 (Java SE 6)
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