Note: This is an archival copy of Security Sun Alert 264648 as previously published on http://sunsolve.sun.com.|
Latest version of this security advisory is available from http://support.oracle.com as Sun Alert 1020775.1.
Date of Resolved Release
Security Vulnerability in the Active Template Library in Various Releases of Microsoft Visual Studio Used by the Java Web Start ActiveX Control May Be Leveraged to Execute Arbitrary Code
A security vulnerability in the Active Template Library (ATL) in various releases of Microsoft Visual Studio that is used by the Java Web Start ActiveX control may allow the Java Web Start ActiveX control to be leveraged to execute arbitrary code. This may occur as the result of a user of the Java Runtime Environment viewing a specially crafted web page that exploits this vulnerability.
Note: The Java Runtime Environment includes the Java Web Start technology which uses the Java Web Start ActiveX control to launch Java Web Start in Internet Explorer.
Sun acknowledges with thanks, Microsoft Vulnerability Research (MSVR) for bringing this issue to our attention, and David Dewey of IBM ISS-X-Force and Ryan Smith of Verisign iDefense Labs for reporting the issues to Microsoft. For more information, see the following:
This issue is referenced in the following document:
CVE-2009-2493 at http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-2493
2. Contributing Factors
This issue can occur in the following Java SE and Java SE for Business releases for Windows on Internet Explorer:
To determine the default version of the JRE that Internet Explorer uses, visit the following URL:
There are no reliable symptoms that would indicate the described issue has been exploited.
There is no workaround for this issue. Please see the Resolution section below.
This issue is addressed in the following Java SE and Java SE for Business releases for Windows:
JDK and JRE 6 Update 15:
JRE 6 Update 15:
through the Java Update tool for Microsoft Windows users.
JDK and JRE 5.0 Update 20:
Java SE for Business releases are available at:
Note: Java SE releases SDK and JRE 1.4.2 have completed the Sun End of Service Life (EOSL) process. Sun recommends that users upgrade to the latest Java SE release. Customers interested in continuing to receive critical fixes on SDK and JRE 1.4.2 are encouraged to migrate to Java SE for Business.
For more information on Security Sun Alerts, see 1009886.1.
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