Sun Java Web Start file manipulation

sun-javawebstart-file-manipulation (43667) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

An unspecified error in Sun Java Web Start could allow a remote attacker to create or delete arbitrary files on the system. By persuading a victim to download an untrusted Java Web Start application, an attacker could create or delete arbitrary files with privileges of the victim.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 4.3
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Medium
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: None
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: None
 
Temporal Score: 3.2
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

File Manipulation

Remedy:

Refer to Sun Alert ID: 238905 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 10.4, Release 7 .
  • Apple Web site: About the security content of Java for Mac OS X 10.5 Update 2 .
  • Sun Alert ID: 238905: Multiple Security Vulnerabilities in Java Web Start may allow Privileges to be Elevated.
  • VMSA-2008-0016: VMware Hosted products, VirtualCenter Update 3 and patches for ESX and ESXi resolve multiple security issues.
  • ASA-2008-303: java-1.5.0-sun security update (RHSA-2008-0595)
  • ASA-2008-310: Multiple Security Vulnerabilities in Java Web Start may allow Privileges to be Elevated (Sun 238905)
  • ASA-2008-330: java-1.5.0-ibm security update (RHSA-2008-0790)
  • ASA-2008-456: java-1.4.2-ibm security update (RHSA-2008-0955)
  • BID-30148: Sun Java Web Start Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2008-3113: Unspecified vulnerability in Sun Java Web Start in JDK and JRE 5.0 before Update 16 and SDK and JRE 1.4.x before 1.4.2_18 allows remote attackers to create or delete arbitrary files via an untrusted application, aka CR 6704077.
  • RHSA-2008-0595: Critical: java-1.5.0-sun security update
  • RHSA-2008-0636: Low: Red Hat Network Satellite Server Sun Java Runtime security update
  • RHSA-2008-0638: Low: Red Hat Network Satellite Server IBM Java Runtime security update
  • RHSA-2008-0790: Critical: java-1.5.0-ibm security update
  • RHSA-2008-0955: Critical: java-1.4.2-ibm security update
  • SA31010: Sun Java JDK / JRE Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SA32018: Mac OS X Java Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SA32179: VMware VirtualCenter Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SA32180: VMware ESX Server Sun Java JDK / JRE Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SECTRACK ID: 1020452: Java Web Start Bugs Let Remote Users Gain Privileges on the Target System
  • SUSE-SA:2008:042: Sun Java security update
  • SUSE-SA:2008:045: IBM Java Security update
  • SUSE-SR:2008:028: SUSE Security Summary Report
  • SUSE-SR:2009:010: SUSE Security Summary Report

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
  • EMC VMware Player 1.0
  • EMC VMware Player 1.0.1
  • EMC VMware Player 1.0.2
  • EMC VMware Player 1.0.3
  • EMC VMware Player 1.0.4
  • EMC VMware Player 1.0.5
  • EMC VMware Player 1.0.6
  • EMC VMware Player 1.0.7
  • EMC VMware Player 2.0
  • EMC VMware Player 2.0.1
  • EMC VMware Player 2.0.2
  • EMC VMware Player 2.0.3
  • EMC VMware Player 2.0.4
  • Novell Linux Desktop 9
  • Novell Linux POS 9
  • Novell Open Enterprise Server
  • Novell OpenSUSE 10.2
  • Novell OpenSUSE 10.3
  • Novell OpenSUSE 11.0
  • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 SP1
  • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 SP2
  • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP2
  • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1
  • RedHat Network Satellite Server 5.1
  • RedHat Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.7.z Extras
  • 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 5.2.z EUS
  • Sun JDK 1.5.0 Update15
  • Sun JRE 1.4.2 Update17
  • Sun JRE 1.5.0 Update15
  • Sun SDK 1.4.2_17
  • SuSE SuSE SLES 9
  • VMware ACE 1.0
  • VMware ACE 1.0.1
  • VMware ACE 1.0.2
  • VMware ACE 1.0.3
  • VMware ACE 1.0.4
  • VMware ACE 1.0.5
  • VMware ACE 1.0.6
  • VMware ACE 2.0
  • VMware ACE 2.0.1
  • VMware ACE 2.0.2
  • VMware ACE 2.0.3
  • VMware ACE 2.0.4
  • VMware ESX Server 3.0.1
  • VMware ESX Server 3.0.2
  • VMware ESX Server 3.0.3
  • VMware ESX Server 3.5
  • VMware ESXi Server 3.5
  • VMware Server 1.0
  • VMware Server 1.0.1
  • VMware Server 1.0.2
  • VMware Server 1.0.3
  • VMware Server 1.0.4
  • VMware Server 1.0.5
  • VMware Server 1.0.6
  • VMware VirtualCenter 2.5
  • VMware Workstation 5.5
  • VMware Workstation 5.5.0
  • VMware Workstation 5.5.1
  • VMware Workstation 5.5.2
  • VMware Workstation 5.5.3
  • VMware Workstation 5.5.4
  • VMware Workstation 5.5.5
  • VMware Workstation 5.5.6
  • VMware Workstation 5.5.7
  • VMware Workstation 6.0
  • VMware Workstation 6.0.1
  • VMware Workstation 6.0.2
  • VMware Workstation 6.0.3
  • VMware Workstation 6.0.4

Reported:

Jul 08, 2008

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