Sun Java Runtime Environment (JRE) SOCKS information disclosure

sun-jre-socks-info-disclosure (52336) The risk level is classified as LowLow Risk

Description:

Sun Java Runtime Environment (JRE) could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by an unspecified error in the SOCKS proxy implementation. By persuading a victim to launch an untrusted applet or Java Web Start application, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to obtain the victim's username.

*CVSS:

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

Consequences:

Obtain Information

Remedy:

Refer to Sun Alert ID: 263409 for patch, upgrade or suggested workaround information. See References.

References:

  • Sun Alert ID: 263409: Security Vulnerabilities With the Proxy Mechanism Implementation in the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) may Lead to Escalation of Privileges.
  • BID-35943: Sun Java Runtime Environment Proxy Mechanism Implementation Privilege Escalation Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2009-2671: The SOCKS proxy implementation in Sun Java Runtime Environment (JRE) in JDK and JRE 6 before Update 15, and JDK and JRE 5.0 before Update 20, allows remote attackers to discover the username of the account that invoked an untrusted (1) applet or (2) Java Web Start application via unspecified vectors.
  • RHSA-2009-1199: Critical: java-1.5.0-sun security update
  • RHSA-2009-1200: Critical: java-1.6.0-sun security update
  • RHSA-2009-1201: Important: java-1.6.0-openjdk security and bug fix update
  • RHSA-2009-1236: Critical: java-1.5.0-ibm security update
  • RHSA-2009-1582: Critical: java-1.6.0-ibm security update
  • RHSA-2009-1662: Low: Red Hat Network Satellite Server Sun Java Runtime security update
  • RHSA-2010-0043: Low: Red Hat Network Satellite Server IBM Java Runtime security update
  • SA36159: Sun Java JDK / JRE Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SA37460: VMware Products Update for Multiple Packages
  • SECTRACK ID: 1022659: Java Runtime Environment Proxy Mechanism Flaws Let Remote Applets Obtain Elevated Privileges
  • SUSE-SA:2009:043: Sun Java Security update
  • SUSE-SA:2009:053: IBM Java 6 security update
  • SUSE-SR:2009:016: SUSE Security Summary Report
  • USN-814-1: OpenJDK vulnerabilities

Platforms Affected:

  • Canonical Ubuntu 8.10
  • JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 5
  • Novell OpenSUSE 10.3
  • Novell OpenSUSE 11.0
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 Client
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5.3.z EUS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux Long Life 5.3
  • RedHat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 Itanium
  • RedHat Network Satellite Server 5.1
  • RedHat Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.8.z Extras
  • RedHat RHEL Application Server 2
  • RedHat RHEL Desktop Supplementary 5 Client
  • RedHat RHEL Extras 4
  • RedHat RHEL Supplementary 5 Server
  • RedHat RHEL Supplementary 5.3.z EUS
  • RedHat RHEL Supplementary 5.4.z EUS
  • Sun JDK 1.5.0 Update17
  • Sun JDK 1.5.0 Update8
  • Sun JDK 1.5.0 Update11
  • Sun JDK 1.5.0 Update16
  • Sun JDK 1.5.0 Update13
  • Sun JDK 1.5.0 Update14
  • Sun JDK 1.5.0 Update15
  • Sun JDK 1.5.0 Update9
  • 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 Update6
  • Sun JDK 1.5.0 Update7
  • Sun JDK 1.5.0 Update10
  • Sun JDK 1.6.0 Update13
  • Sun JDK 1.6.0 Update11
  • Sun JDK 1.6.0 Update12
  • Sun JDK 1.6.0 Update10
  • Sun JDK 1.6.0 Update9
  • Sun JDK 1.6.0 Update8
  • Sun JDK 1.6.0 Update7
  • Sun JDK 1.6.0 Update6
  • Sun JDK 1.6.0 Update5
  • Sun JDK 1.6.0 Update4
  • Sun JDK 1.6.0 Update3
  • Sun JDK 1.6.0 Update2
  • Sun JDK 1.6.0 Update1
  • Sun JRE 1.5.0 Update8
  • Sun JRE 1.5.0 Update15
  • Sun JRE 1.5.0 Update1
  • Sun JRE 1.5.0 Update12
  • Sun JRE 1.5.0 Update13
  • Sun JRE 1.5.0 Update2
  • Sun JRE 1.5.0 Update4
  • Sun JRE 1.5.0 Update5
  • Sun JRE 1.5.0 Update6
  • Sun JRE 1.5.0 Update14
  • Sun JRE 1.5.0 Update9
  • Sun JRE 1.5.0 Update10
  • Sun JRE 1.5.0 Update7
  • Sun JRE 1.5.0 Update16
  • Sun JRE 1.5.0 Update17
  • Sun JRE 1.5.0 Update11
  • Sun JRE 1.5.0 Update3
  • Sun JRE 1.5.0 Update19
  • Sun JRE 1.6.0 Update13
  • Sun JRE 1.6.0 Update1
  • Sun JRE 1.6.0 Update2
  • Sun JRE 1.6.0 Update3
  • Sun JRE 1.6.0 Update10
  • Sun JRE 1.6.0 Update9
  • Sun JRE 1.6.0 Update7
  • Sun JRE 1.6.0 Update5
  • Sun JRE 1.6.0 Update4
  • Sun JRE 1.6.0 Update12
  • Sun JRE 1.6.0 Update11
  • Sun JRE 1.6.0 Update6
  • Sun JRE 1.6.0 Update8

Reported:

Aug 04, 2009

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