Sun Java Runtime Environment JDK applet serialization code execution

sun-java-serialization-code-execution (31009) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

Sun JRE (Java Runtime Environment) and JDK (Java Developer's Kit) could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by multiple unspecified errors related to serialization. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on a victim's system, if the attacker could persuade the victim to load a malicious applet.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 8
  Access Vector: Remote
  Access Complexity: High
  Authentication: Not Required
  Confidentiality Impact: Complete
  Integrity Impact: Complete
  Availability Impact: Complete
 
Temporal Score: 5.9
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Refer to Sun Alert ID: 102731 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For SUSE Linux:
Refer to SUSE SUSE-SA:2007:010 Security Announcement for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For Gentoo Linux:
Refer to Gentoo Linux Security Announcement GLSA 200702-08 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For Gentoo Linux (Blackdown):
Refer to Gentoo Linux Security Announcement GLSA 200705-20 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For SUSE Linux (solaris):
Refer to SUSE-SA:2007:003 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For Red Hat Linux (java-ibm):
Refer to RHSA-2007:0073-2 or RHSA-2007:0062 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For BEA JRockit:
Refer to BEA07-171.00 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For other distributions:
Apply the appropriate update for your system. See References.

References:

  • Apple Web site: About the security content of Java Release 6 for Mac OS X 10.4.
  • BEA07-171.00: Non-trusted Applets may be able to exploit serialization condition to elevate privileges.
  • Sun Alert ID: 102731: Security Vulnerabilities Related to Serialization in the Java Runtime Environment may Allow Untrusted Applets to Elevate Privileges.
  • ASA-2007-022: Security Vulnerabilities Related to Serialization in the Java Runtime Environment may Allow Untrusted Applets to Elevate Privileges (Sun 102731)
  • ASA-2007-091: java-1.4.2-ibm security update (RHSA-2007-0062)
  • ASA-2007-093: java-1.5.0-ibm security update (RHSA-2007-0073)
  • ASA-2007-119: HP-UX Java (JRE and JDK) Remote Execution of Arbitrary Code (HPSBUX02196)
  • BID-21673: Sun Java Runtime Environment Multiple Remote Privilege Escalation Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2006-6745: Multiple unspecified vulnerabilities in Sun Java Development Kit (JDK) and Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 5.0 Update 7 and earlier, and Java System Development Kit (SDK) and JRE 1.4.2_12 and earlier 1.4.x versions, allow attackers to develop Java applets or applications that are able to gain privileges, related to serialization in JRE.
  • GLSA-200701-15: Sun JDK/JRE: Multiple vulnerabilities
  • GLSA-200702-08: AMD64 x86 emulation Sun's J2SE Development Kit: Multiple vulnerabilities
  • GLSA-200705-20: Blackdown Java: Applet privilege escalation
  • RHSA-2007-0062: Critical: java-1.4.2-ibm security update
  • RHSA-2007-0073: Critical: java-1.5.0-ibm security update
  • SA23445: Sun Java JRE Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SA25283: BEA JRockit Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SA25404: Gentoo blackdown-jdk and blackdown-jre Vulnerabilities
  • SA28115: Mac OS X Java Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SECTRACK ID: 1017426: Java Runtime Environment Serialization Bugs Let Remote Applets Gain Elevated Privileges
  • SUSE-SA:2007:003: Sun Java security update
  • SUSE-SA:2007:010: IBMJava security update
  • SUSE-SA:2007:045: IBM and Sun Java security problems
  • US-CERT VU#102289: Sun Java JRE vulnerable to privilege escalation

Platforms Affected:

  • Gentoo Linux
  • Novell Linux Desktop 9
  • Novell Linux POS 9
  • Novell Open Enterprise Server
  • Novell Open Enterprise Server
  • Novell OpenSUSE 10.2
  • Novell SLE SDK 10
  • Novell SLE SDK 10 SP1
  • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 SP1
  • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10
  • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1
  • Novell UnitedLinux 1.0
  • Oracle JRockit 1.4.2
  • Oracle JRockit 1.5.0
  • RedHat RHEL Extras 3
  • RedHat RHEL Extras 4
  • Sun J2RE 1.4.1
  • Sun J2RE 1.4.2
  • Sun J2RE 1.4.2_01
  • Sun J2RE 1.4.2_02
  • Sun J2RE 1.4.2_03
  • Sun J2RE 1.4.2_04
  • Sun J2RE 1.4.2_05
  • Sun J2RE 1.4.2_06
  • Sun J2RE 1.4.2_07
  • Sun J2RE 1.4.2_08
  • Sun J2RE 1.4.2_09
  • Sun J2RE 1.4.2_10
  • Sun J2RE 1.4.2_11
  • Sun J2RE 1.4.2_12
  • Sun J2RE 1.4.2_13
  • Sun J2RE 1.5
  • Sun J2RE 1.5_01
  • Sun J2RE 1.5_02
  • Sun J2RE 1.5_03
  • Sun J2RE 1.5_04
  • Sun J2RE 1.5_05
  • Sun J2RE 1.5_06
  • Sun J2RE 1.5_07
  • Sun J2SE 1.4
  • Sun J2SE 1.4.1
  • Sun J2SE 1.4.2
  • Sun J2SE 1.4.2_01
  • Sun J2SE 1.4.2_02
  • Sun J2SE 1.4.2_03
  • Sun J2SE 1.4.2_04
  • Sun J2SE 1.4.2_05
  • Sun J2SE 1.4.2_06
  • Sun J2SE 1.4.2_07
  • Sun J2SE 1.4.2_08
  • Sun J2SE 1.4.2_09
  • Sun J2SE 1.4.2_10
  • Sun J2SE 1.4.2_11
  • Sun J2SE 1.4.2_12
  • Sun J2SE 1.5.0
  • Sun J2SE 1.5.0_01
  • Sun J2SE 1.5.0_02
  • Sun J2SE 1.5.0_03
  • Sun J2SE 1.5.0_04
  • Sun J2SE 1.5.0_05
  • Sun J2SE 1.5.0_06
  • Sun J2SE 1.5.0_07
  • SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8
  • SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 9
  • SUSE SuSE Linux 10.0
  • SUSE SuSE Linux 10.1
  • SUSE SuSE Linux 9.3
  • SuSE SuSE Linux Desktop 1.0
  • SuSE SuSE Linux OpenExchange Server 4
  • SuSE SuSE Linux Retail Solution 8
  • SuSE SuSE Linux School Server
  • SuSE SuSE Linux Standard Server 8
  • SuSE SuSE SLED 10
  • SuSE SuSE SLES 10
  • SuSE SuSE SLES 9

Reported:

Dec 19, 2006

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