Sun Java Runtime Environment and JDK Virtual Machine unspecified privilege escalation

virtualmachine-unspecified-priv-escalation (41025) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

Sun Java Runtime Environment (JRE) Virtual Machine 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. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to gain elevated privileges.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 6
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Medium
  Authentication: Single
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: Partial
 
Temporal Score: 4.4
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Privileges

Remedy:

Refer to Sun Alert ID: 233321 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 for Mac OS X 10.5 Update 2 .
  • Apple Web site: About the security content of Java for Mac OS X 10.4, Release 7 .
  • NORTEL BULLETIN ID: 2008008808, Rev 1: Nortel response to Sun Java JDK / JRE Multiple Vulnerabilities.
  • Sun Alert ID: 233321: Two Security Vulnerabilities in the Java Runtime Environment Virtual Machine .
  • VMSA-2008-0010: Updated Tomcat and Java JRE packages for VMware ESX 3.5.
  • ASA-2008-113: java-1.5.0-sun security update (RHSA-2008-0186)
  • BID-28083: Sun Java SE Multiple Security Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2008-1185: Unspecified vulnerability in the Virtual Machine for Sun Java Runtime Environment (JRE) and JDK 6 Update 4 and earlier, 5.0 Update 14 and earlier, and SDK/JRE 1.4.2_16 and earlier allows remote attackers to gain privileges via an untrusted application or applet, a different issue than CVE-2008-1186, aka the first issue.
  • GLSA 200804-28: JRockit: Multiple vulnerabilities
  • GLSA-200804-20: Sun JDK/JRE: Multiple vulnerabilities
  • RHSA-2008-0186: Critical: java-1.5.0-sun security update
  • SA29239: Sun Java JDK / JRE Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SA30676: VMware ESX Server update for Tomcat and Java JRE
  • SA32018: Mac OS X Java Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SECTRACK ID: 1019555: Java Runtime Environment Virtual Machine Lets Remote Users Access Files and Gain Privileges on the Target System
  • SUSE-SA:2008:018: Sun Java Security Update

Platforms Affected:

  • Apple Mac OS X 10.4
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.4.1
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.4.10
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.4.2
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.4.3
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.4.4
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.4.5
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.4.6
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.4.7
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.4.8
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.4.9
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.5
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.5.1
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.5.2
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.5.3
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.4
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.4.1
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.4.10
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.4.2
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.4.3
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.4.4
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.4.5
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.4.6
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.4.7
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.4.8
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.4.9
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.5
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.5.1
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.5.2
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.5.3
  • Gentoo Linux
  • 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 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 4
  • RedHat RHEL Extras 4.6.z
  • RedHat RHEL Supplementary 5 Server
  • RedHat RHEL Supplementary 5.1.z EUS
  • Sun JDK 1.5.0 Update8
  • Sun JDK 1.5.0 Update3
  • Sun JDK 1.5.0 Update7
  • Sun JDK 1.5.0 Update6
  • Sun JDK 1.5.0 Update5
  • Sun JDK 1.5.0 Update4
  • Sun JDK 1.5.0 Update10
  • Sun JDK 1.5.0 Update11
  • Sun JDK 1.5.0 Update13
  • Sun JDK 1.5.0 Update7 B03
  • Sun JDK 1.5.0 Update2
  • Sun JDK 1.5.0 Update12
  • Sun JDK 1.5.0 Update11 B03
  • Sun JDK 1.5.0 Update1
  • Sun JDK 1.5.0
  • Sun JDK 1.5.0 Update14
  • Sun JDK 1.5.0 Update9
  • Sun JDK 1.6.0 Update1 B06
  • Sun JDK 1.6.0 Update2
  • Sun JDK 1.6.0
  • Sun JDK 1.6.0 Update3
  • Sun JDK 1.6.0 Update1
  • Sun JDK 1.6.0 Update4
  • 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
  • Sun JRE 1.5.0 Update14
  • Sun JRE 1.5.0 Update6
  • Sun JRE 1.5.0 Update5
  • Sun JRE 1.5.0 Update4
  • Sun JRE 1.5.0 Update2
  • Sun JRE 1.5.0 Update13
  • Sun JRE 1.5.0 Update12
  • Sun JRE 1.5.0 Update1
  • Sun JRE 1.6.0
  • Sun JRE 1.6.0 Update1
  • Sun JRE 1.6.0 Update2
  • Sun JRE 1.6.0 Update3
  • Sun JRE 1.6.0 Update4
  • Sun SDK 1.4.2
  • Sun SDK 1.4.2_01
  • Sun SDK 1.4.2_02
  • Sun SDK 1.4.2_03
  • Sun SDK 1.4.2_04
  • Sun SDK 1.4.2_05
  • Sun SDK 1.4.2_06
  • Sun SDK 1.4.2_07
  • 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
  • Sun SDK 1.4.2_16
  • SuSE SuSE SLES 9
  • VMware ESX Server 3.5

Reported:

Mar 04, 2008

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