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19 June 2003

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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

                ESB-2003.0430 -- Sun(sm) Alert Notification
     (Sun Alert ID: 55101) - An Untrusted Applet may Access Restricted
                                 Resources
                               19 June 2003

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:                Java JRE/SDK
Publisher:              Sun Microsystems
Operating System:       Windows
                        Solaris
                        Linux
Impact:                 Access Privileged Data
                        Increased Privileges
Access Required:        Remote

Comment: Original bulletin available at:

         http://sunsolve.sun.com/pub-cgi/retrieve.pl?doc=fsalert%2F55101

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DOCUMENT ID: 55101
SYNOPSIS: An Untrusted Applet may Access Restricted Resources
DETAIL DESCRIPTION:


    Sun(sm) Alert Notification

    * Sun Alert ID: 55101
    

      *Synopsis: An Untrusted Applet may Access Restricted Resources
    

      *Category: Security
    

      *Product: Java JRE/SDK
    * BugIDs: 4483397, 4618676, 4738457
    * Avoidance: Upgrade
    

      *State: Resolved
    * Date Released: 06-Jun-2003
    * Date Closed: 06-Jun-2003
    * Date Modified:


    1. Impact

A vulnerability in the Java Runtime Environment may allow an untrusted
applet to:

   1. access restricted resources
   2. access to HTTP request properties
   3. access user authentication information with Java Plug-in

Sun acknowledges with thanks, Harmen van der Wal, for bringing these
issues to our attention.


    2. Contributing Factors

These issues can occur in the following releases:

1. Access to restricted resources:

Windows Production Releases

    * SDK and JRE 1.3.1_02 or earlier
    * SDK and JRE 1.3.0_05 or earlier
    * SDK and JRE 1.2.2_010 or earlier
    * JDK 1.1.8_008 or earlier

Solaris Operating Environment (OE) Reference Releases

    * SDK and JRE 1.2.2_010 or earlier
    * JDK 1.1.8_008 or earlier

Solaris OE Production Releases

    * SDK and JRE 1.3.1_02 or earlier
    * SDK and JRE 1.3.0_05 or earlier
    * SDK and JRE 1.2.2_10 or earlier
    * JDK 1.1.8_14 or earlier

Linux Production Releases

    * SDK and JRE 1.3.1_02 or earlier
    * SDK and JRE 1.3.0_05 or earlier
    * SDK and JRE 1.2.2_010 or earlier

Note: SDK and JRE 1.4.0 and later releases for Windows, Linux, and
Solaris are not affected

2. Access to HTTP request properties:

Windows Production Releases

    * SDK and JRE 1.3.1_02 or earlier
    * SDK and JRE 1.3.0_05 or earlier
    * SDK and JRE 1.2.2_011 or earlier
    * JDK 1.1.8_008 or earlier

Solaris Operating Environment (OE) Reference Releases

    * SDK and JRE 1.2.2_011 or earlier
    * JDK 1.1.8_008 or earlier

Solaris OE Production Releases

    * SDK and JRE 1.3.1_02 or earlier
    * SDK and JRE 1.3.0_05 or earlier
    * SDK and JRE 1.2.2_11 or earlier
    * JDK 1.1.8_14 or earlier

Linux Production Releases

    * SDK and JRE 1.3.1_02 or earlier
    * SDK and JRE 1.3.0_05 or earlier
    * SDK and JRE 1.2.2_011 or earlier

Note: SDK and JRE 1.4.0 and later releases for Windows, Linux, and
Solaris are not affected.

3. Access to user authentication information:

Windows Production Releases

    * SDK and JRE 1.4.1_01 or earlier
    * SDK and JRE 1.4.0_03 or earlier
    * SDK and JRE 1.3.1_06 or earlier
    * SDK and JRE 1.2.2_014 or earlier

Solaris Operating Environment (OE) Reference Releases

    * SDK and JRE 1.2.2_014 or earlier

Solaris OE Production Releases

    * SDK and JRE 1.4.1_01 or earlier
    * SDK and JRE 1.4.0_03 or earlier
    * SDK and JRE 1.3.1_06 or earlier
    * SDK and JRE 1.2.2_14 or earlier

Linux Production Releases

    * SDK and JRE 1.4.1_01 or earlier
    * SDK and JRE 1.4.0_03 or earlier
    * SDK and JRE 1.3.1_06 or earlier
    * SDK and JRE 1.2.2_014 or earlier


    3. Symptoms

There are no reliable symptoms that would show the described issues have
been exploited.


SOLUTION SUMMARY:


    4. Relief/Workaround

There is no workaround. Please see the "Resolution" section below.


    5. Resolution

These issues are addressed in the following releases:

1. Access to restricted resources:

Windows Production Releases

    * SDK and JRE 1.3.1_03 and later
    * SDK and JRE 1.2.2_011 and later
    * JDK 1.1.8_009 and later

Solaris Operating Environment (OE) Reference Releases

    * SDK and JRE 1.2.2_011 and later
    * JDK 1.1.8_009 and later

Solaris OE Production Releases

    * SDK and JRE 1.3.1_03 and later
    * SDK and JRE 1.2.2_11 and later
    * JDK 1.1.8_15 and later

Linux Production Releases

    * SDK and JRE 1.3.1_03 and later
    * SDK and JRE 1.2.2_011 and later

2. Access to HTTP request properties:

Windows Production Releases

    * SDK and JRE 1.3.1_03 and later
    * SDK and JRE 1.2.2_012 and later
    * JDK 1.1.8_009 and later

Solaris Operating Environment (OE) Reference Releases

    * SDK and JRE 1.2.2_012 and later
    * JDK 1.1.8_009 and later

Solaris OE Production Releases

    * SDK and JRE 1.3.1_03 and later
    * SDK and JRE 1.2.2_12 and later
    * JDK 1.1.8_15 and later

Linux Production Releases

    * SDK and JRE 1.3.1_03 and later
    * SDK and JRE 1.2.2_012 and later

3. Access to user authentication information:

Windows Production Releases

    * SDK and JRE 1.4.1_02 and later
    * SDK and JRE 1.4.0_04 and later
    * SDK and JRE 1.3.1_07 and later
    * SDK and JRE 1.2.2_015 and later

Solaris Operating Environment (OE) Reference Releases

    * SDK and JRE 1.2.2_015 and later

Solaris OE Production Releases

    * SDK and JRE 1.4.1_02 and later
    * SDK and JRE 1.4.0_04 and later
    * SDK and JRE 1.3.1_07 and later

Note: Users of 1.2.2 releases should upgrade to a later release.

Linux Production Releases 

    * SDK and JRE 1.4.1_02 and later
    * SDK and JRE 1.4.0_04 and later
    * SDK and JRE 1.3.1_07 and later
    * SDK and JRE 1.2.2_015 and later

SDK and JRE releases are available at:

	http://java.sun.com/j2se/                                                                                          

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