Note: This is an archival copy of Security Sun Alert 254610 as previously published on http://sunsolve.sun.com.|
Latest version of this security advisory is available from http://support.oracle.com as Sun Alert 1020230.1.
Date of Resolved Release
A Security Vulnerability in the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) Virtual Machine With Code Generation May Allow Escalation of Privileges
A security vulnerability in the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) Virtual Machine with code generation 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.
2. Contributing Factors
This issue can occur in the following Java SE and Java SE for Business releases for the Solaris SPARC platform:
Note 2: JDK and JRE 5.0, and SDK and JRE 1.4.2 and 1.3.1 are not affected by this issue.
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 in the following example:
Java(TM) Platform SE 6 U11
The above example indicates the version of the JRE that the browser uses is version 6 Update 11.
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 the Solaris SPARC platform:
JDK and JRE 6 Update 13:
JDK 6 Update 13 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.
For more information on Security Sun Alerts, see 1009886.1.
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