Sun Java Web Start drag and drop weak security

sun-java-dragdrop-weak-security (36950) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

Sun Java Web Start could provide weaker than expected security, caused by an unspecified vulnerability related to improper restrictions on untrusted applications and applets. By persuading a victim to drag and drop a file from an applet to a Desktop application, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to move or copy arbitrary system files with permissions of the Desktop application.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 4
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: High
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: None
 
Temporal Score: 3.5
  Exploitability: Not Defined
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

File Manipulation

Remedy:

Refer to Sun Alert ID: 103072 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

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

References:

  • HP Security Bulletin HPSBUX02284 SSRT071483 rev.3: HP-UX Running Java JRE and JDK, Remote Unauthorized Access.
  • Sun Alert ID: 103072: An Untrusted Java Web Start Application or Java Applet May Move or Copy Arbitrary Files by Requesting the User to Drag and Drop a File from Application or Applet Window to a Desktop Application.
  • VMSA-2008-0010: Updated Tomcat and Java JRE packages for VMware ESX 3.5.
  • ASA-2007-428: java-1.5.0-sun security update (RHSA-2007-0963)
  • ASA-2007-429: An Untrusted Java Web Start Application or Java Applet May Move or Copy Arbitrary Files by Requesting the User to Drag and Drop a File from Application
  • ASA-2007-495: java-1.5.0-ibm security update (RHSA-2007-1041)
  • ASA-2008-049: HP-UX Running Java JRE and JDK Remote Unauthorized Access (HPSBUX02284)
  • ASA-2008-104: java-1.5.0-bea security update (RHSA-2008-0156)
  • ASA-2008-116: java-1.4.2-bea security update (RHSA-2008-0100)
  • CVE-2007-5239: Java Web Start in Sun JDK and JRE 6 Update 2 and earlier, JDK and JRE 5.0 Update 12 and earlier, SDK and JRE 1.4.2_15 and earlier, and SDK and JRE 1.3.1_20 and earlier does not properly enforce access restrictions for untrusted (1) applications and (2) applets, which allows user-assisted remote attackers to copy or rename arbitrary files when local users perform drag-and-drop operations from the untrusted application or applet window onto certain types of desktop applications.
  • GLSA 200804-28: JRockit: Multiple vulnerabilities
  • GLSA-200804-20: Sun JDK/JRE: Multiple vulnerabilities
  • RHSA-2007-0963: Important: java-1.5.0-sun security update
  • RHSA-2007-1041: Important: java-1.5.0-ibm security update
  • RHSA-2008-0100: Moderate: java-1.4.2-bea security update
  • RHSA-2008-0132: Critical: java-1.4.2-ibm security update
  • RHSA-2008-0156: Moderate: java-1.5.0-bea security update
  • SA27009: Sun Java JRE Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SA29042: BEA JRockit Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SA30676: VMware ESX Server update for Tomcat and Java JRE
  • SECTRACK ID: 1018814: Java Web Start Bugs Let Remote Users Rename/Copy Files on the Target User's System
  • SUSE-SA:2007:055: Sun Java security problems
  • SUSE-SA:2008:025: IBM Java security update

Platforms Affected:

  • Gentoo Linux
  • HP HP-UX B.11.11
  • HP HP-UX B.11.23
  • HP HP-UX B.11.31
  • Novell Linux Desktop 9
  • Novell Linux POS 9
  • Novell Open Enterprise Server
  • Novell Open Enterprise Server
  • Novell OpenSUSE 10.2
  • Novell OpenSUSE 10.3
  • 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
  • RedHat RHEL Desktop Supplementary 5 Client
  • RedHat RHEL Extras 3
  • RedHat RHEL Extras 4
  • RedHat RHEL Extras 4.6.z
  • RedHat RHEL Supplementary 5 Server
  • RedHat RHEL Supplementary 5.1.z EUS
  • Sun JDK 1.5.0 Update10
  • Sun JDK 1.5.0 Update11
  • Sun JDK 1.5.0 Update1
  • Sun JDK 1.5.0 Update12
  • Sun JDK 1.5.0 Update2
  • Sun JDK 1.5.0 Update3
  • Sun JDK 1.5.0 Update4
  • Sun JDK 1.5.0 Update5
  • Sun JDK 1.5.0 Update7
  • Sun JDK 1.5.0 Update8
  • Sun JDK 1.5.0 Update9
  • Sun JDK 1.6.0 Update1
  • Sun JDK 1.6.0 Update2
  • Sun JRE 1.3.0 Update5
  • Sun JRE 1.3.0
  • Sun JRE 1.3.1 Update19
  • Sun JRE 1.3.1 Update1a
  • Sun JRE 1.3.1 Update18
  • Sun JRE 1.3.1 Update1
  • Sun JRE 1.3.1 Update16
  • Sun JRE 1.3.1 Update20
  • Sun JRE 1.4.0
  • Sun JRE 1.4.1 Update3
  • Sun JRE 1.4.2 Update14
  • Sun JRE 1.4.2 Update13
  • Sun JRE 1.4.2 Update12
  • Sun JRE 1.4.2 Update15
  • Sun JRE 1.4.2 Update3
  • Sun JRE 1.4.2 Update9
  • Sun JRE 1.4.2 Update1
  • Sun JRE 1.4.2 Update10
  • Sun JRE 1.4.2 Update11
  • Sun JRE 1.4.2 Update8
  • Sun JRE 1.4.2
  • Sun JRE 1.5.0 Update6
  • Sun JRE 1.5.0 Update11
  • Sun JRE 1.5.0 Update10
  • Sun JRE 1.5.0 Update9
  • Sun JRE 1.5.0 Update8
  • Sun JRE 1.5.0 Update7
  • Sun JRE 1.5.0 Update3
  • Sun JRE 1.5.0 Update4
  • Sun JRE 1.5.0 Update5
  • Sun JRE 1.5.0 Update2
  • Sun JRE 1.5.0 Update12
  • Sun JRE 1.5.0 Update1
  • Sun JRE 1.6.0 Update2
  • Sun JRE 1.6.0 Update1
  • Sun SDK 1.3.1_01
  • Sun SDK 1.3.1_01a
  • Sun SDK 1.3.1_16
  • Sun SDK 1.3.1_18
  • Sun SDK 1.3.1_19
  • Sun SDK 1.3.1_20
  • Sun SDK 1.4.2
  • Sun SDK 1.4.2_03
  • Sun SDK 1.4.2_08
  • Sun SDK 1.4.2_09
  • Sun SDK 1.4.2_10
  • Sun SDK 1.4.2_11
  • Sun SDK 1.4.2_12
  • Sun SDK 1.4.2_13
  • Sun SDK 1.4.2_14
  • Sun SDK 1.4.2_15
  • SUSE SuSE Linux 10.0
  • SUSE SuSE Linux 10.1
  • SuSE SuSE SLES 9
  • VMware ESX Server 3.5

Reported:

Oct 03, 2007

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