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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Java Runtime Environment (JRE) Vendors:   Sun
Java Runtime Environment Applet Caching Bug May Let Remote Users Bypass Network Access Controls
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1018768
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1018768
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-5232   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Oct 12 2007
Original Entry Date:  Oct 4 2007
Impact:   Host/resource access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 1.3.1_20 and prior, 1.4.2_15 and prior, 5.0 Update 12 and prior, 6 Update 2 and prior
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Java Runtime Environment (JRE). A remote user can bypass network access controls.

An applet caching bug allows a remote applet to make network connections to arbitrary hosts.

Billy Rios reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user applet can make network connections to arbitrary hosts.
Solution:   Sun has issued the following fixes.

Mitigations are included in the following releases (for Windows, Solaris and Linux):

* JDK and JRE 6 Update 3 and later
* JDK and JRE 5.0 Update 13 and earlier
* SDK and JRE 1.4.2_16 and earlier

and will be included in the following release (for Windows and Solaris 8):

* SDK and JRE 1.3.1_21 and later

JDK and JRE 6 Update 3 is available for download at:

http://java.sun.com/javase/downloads/index.jsp

http://java.com

JDK 6 Update 3 for Solaris is available in the following patches:

* Java SE 6: update 3 (as delivered in patch 125136-04 or later)
* Java SE 6: update 3 (as delivered in patch 125137-04 or later (64bit))
* Java SE 6_x86: update 3 (as delivered in patch 125138-04 or later)
* Java SE 6_x86: update 3 (as delivered in patch 125139-04 or later (64bit))

JDK and JRE 5.0 Update 13 is available for download at:

http://java.sun.com/javase/downloads/index_jdk5.jsp

JDK 5.0 Update 13 for Solaris is available in the following patches:

* J2SE 5.0: update 13 (as delivered in patch 118666-14 or later)
* J2SE 5.0: update 13 (as delivered in patch 118667-14 or later (64bit))
* J2SE 5.0_x86: update 13 (as delivered in patch 118668-14 or later)
* J2SE 5.0_x86: update 13 (as delivered in patch 118669-14 or later (64bit))

SDK and JRE 1.4.2_16 is available for download at:

http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.4.2/download.html

SDK and JRE 1.3.1 for Solaris 8 is available for download at:

http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.3/download.html

The Sun advisory is available at:

http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-103079-1

Vendor URL:  sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-103079-1 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:   Linux (Any), UNIX (Solaris - SunOS), Windows (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Oct 12 2007 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Java Runtime Environment Applet Caching Bug May Let Remote Users Bypass Network Access Controls   (bugzilla@redhat.com)
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras 4 and 5.
Feb 14 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Java Runtime Environment Applet Caching Bug May Let Remote Users Bypass Network Access Controls   (bugzilla@redhat.com)
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras.
Feb 21 2008 (BEA Issues Fix for JRockit) Java Runtime Environment Applet Caching Bug May Let Remote Users Bypass Network Access Controls
A fix for BEA JRockit is available.
Mar 5 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Java Runtime Environment Applet Caching Bug May Let Remote Users Bypass Network Access Controls   (bugzilla@redhat.com)
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras.
Mar 12 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Java Runtime Environment Applet Caching Bug May Let Remote Users Bypass Network Access Controls   (bugzilla@redhat.com)
Red Hat has released a fix for java-1.4.2-bea on Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras 3, 4, and 5.
Jun 18 2008 (VMware Issues Fix for ESX Server) Java Runtime Environment Applet Caching Bug May Let Remote Users Bypass Network Access Controls   (security-announce@lists.vmware.com)
VMware has issued a fix for VMware ESX Server.



 Source Message Contents

Date:  Wed, 3 Oct 2007 23:33:29 -0400
Subject:  Security Vulnerability in Java Runtime Environment With Applet Caching May Allow Network Access Restrictions to be Circumvented


http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-103079-1
 
 


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