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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

               ESB-2001.440 -- Sun Security Bulletin #00208
                                   Swing
                              23 October 2001

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:                Java(TM) Runtime Environment (JRE)
Vendor:                 Sun Microsystems
Operating System:       Windows
                        Solaris
                        Linux
Impact:                 Increased Privileges

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                    Sun Microsystems, Inc. Security Bulletin

Bulletin Number:        #00208
Date:                   October 22, 2001
Cross-Ref:
Title:                  Swing
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1. Background

   A vulnerability in the Java(TM) Runtime Environment (JRE) may allow
   an untrusted applet to access the system clipboard.

   Netscape 6 is vulnerable if the JRE 1.3.0_02 or 1.3.0_01 is used.
   The default Java runtime environments of Netscape Navigator(TM) and
   Microsoft Internet Explorer are not vulnerable.

   This issue may or may not affect other vendors' Java technology
   implementations which are derived from Sun's SDK source bases.
   Sun has notified and made the remedy available to its
   Java technology licensees.

   Sun recommends that users of affected releases upgrade to the latest
   SDK and JRE releases listed in section 3 of this bulletin.

2. Affected Releases

   The following releases are affected:

   Windows Production Releases

     SDK and JRE 1.3.0_02 or earlier
     SDK and JRE 1.2.2_007 or earlier
     SDK and JRE 1.2.1
     SDK and JRE 1.2

   Solaris(TM) Operating Environment (OE) Reference Releases

     SDK and JRE 1.2.2_007 or earlier
     SDK and JRE 1.2.1
     SDK and JRE 1.2

   Solaris OE Production Releases

     SDK and JRE 1.3.0_02 or earlier
     SDK and JRE 1.2.2_07 or earlier
     SDK and JRE 1.2.1
     SDK and JRE 1.2

   Linux Production Releases

     SDK and JRE 1.3.0_02 or earlier
     SDK and JRE 1.2.2_007 or earlier  

   This vulnerability was fixed in the Java 2 SDK, Standard Edition, v 1.3.1. 

3. Latest Releases

   Windows Production Releases

     SDK and JRE 1.3.0_04        http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.3.0/
     SDK and JRE 1.2.2_009        http://java.sun.com/products/jdk/1.2.2/

   Solaris OE Reference Releases

     SDK and JRE 1.2.2_009        http://java.sun.com/products/jdk/1.2.2/

   Solaris OE Production Releases

     SDK and JRE 1.3.0_04        http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.3.0/
     SDK and JRE 1.2.2_09        http://java.sun.com/products/jdk/1.2.2/

   Linux Production Releases

     SDK and JRE 1.3.0_04        http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.3.0/
     SDK and JRE 1.2.2_009        http://java.sun.com/products/jdk/1.2.2/

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