Sun Java Web Start system classes privilege escalation

javawebstart-classes-privilege-escalation (33984) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

Sun Java Web Start could allow a remote attacker to gain elevated privileges, caused by an unspecified vulnerability which allows an untrusted application to assign additional permissions to itself. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability using system classes to read or write to arbitrary files on the system and gain elevated privileges.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 7
  Access Vector: Remote
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: Not Required
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: Partial
 
Temporal Score: 5.2
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Refer to Sun Alert ID: 102881 for upgrade and workaround information. See References.

For BEA JRockit:
Refer to BEA07-173.00 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For Avaya:
Refer to ASA-2007-199 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For Gentoo Linux (Sun JDK/JRE):
Refer to GLSA 200705-23 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For Gentoo Linux (emul-linux-x86-java):
Refer to GLSA 200706-08 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.
  • BEA07-173.00: An Application started through Java Web Start may be able to elevate its privileges.
  • Sun Alert ID: 102881: Security Vulnerability With Java Web Start Related to Incorrect Use of System Classes.
  • Sun Microsystems, Inc. Web site: Java Web Start Technology.
  • ASA-2007-199: Security Vulnerability With Java Web Start Related to Incorrect Use of System Classes (Sun 102881)
  • ASA-2007-343: java-1.5.0-ibm security update (RHSA-2007-0829)
  • ASA-2007-387: java-1.4.2-ibm security update (RHSA-2007-0817)
  • BID-23728: Sun Java Web Start Unauthorized Access Vulnerability
  • CVE-2007-2435: Sun Java Web Start in JDK and JRE 5.0 Update 10 and earlier, and Java Web Start in SDK and JRE 1.4.2_13 and earlier, allows remote attackers to perform unauthorized actions via an application that grants privileges to itself, related to Incorrect Use of System Classes and probably related to support for JNLP files.
  • GLSA 200804-28: JRockit: Multiple vulnerabilities
  • GLSA-200705-23: Sun JDK/JRE: Multiple vulnerabilities
  • GLSA-200706-08: emul-linux-x86-java: Multiple vulnerabilities
  • GLSA-200804-20: Sun JDK/JRE: Multiple vulnerabilities
  • OSVDB ID: 35483: Sun Java Web Start JNLP File Unspecified Privilege Escalation
  • RHSA-2007-0817: Critical: java-1.4.2-ibm security update
  • RHSA-2007-0829: Critical: java-1.5.0-ibm security update
  • RHSA-2008-0261: Moderate: Red Hat Network Satellite Server security update
  • RHSA-2008-0524: Low: Red Hat Network Satellite Server security update
  • SA25069: Java 2 Platform Privilege Escalation Vulnerability
  • SA25283: BEA JRockit Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SA25413: Avaya IR Java Web Start Insecure System Classes Vulnerability
  • SA28115: Mac OS X Java Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SECTRACK ID: 1017986: Java Web Start Incorrect Use of System Classes Lets Users Gain Elevated Privileges

Platforms Affected:

  • Avaya Call Management System
  • Avaya Interactive Response 2.0
  • Gentoo Linux
  • Oracle JRockit 1.4.2
  • Oracle JRockit 1.5.0
  • RedHat Network Satellite Server 4.2
  • RedHat Network Satellite Server 5.0
  • RedHat RHEL Desktop Supplementary 5 Client
  • RedHat RHEL Extras 3
  • RedHat RHEL Extras 4
  • RedHat RHEL Supplementary 5 Server
  • Sun Java Web Start

Reported:

Apr 30, 2007

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