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Java Runtime Environment Applet XSLT Transformation Bug Lets Remote Users Gain Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1019548
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1019548
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-1187   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Mar 7 2008
Original Entry Date:  Mar 6 2008
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): SDK and JRE 1.4.2_16 and prior; JDK and JRE 5.0 Update 14 and prior; 6 Update 4 and and prior
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Java. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted applet that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a bug in the processing of XSLT transformations to gain elevated privileges on the target system. The applet can access files and web pages and potentially execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Hisashi Kojima of Fujitsu and JPCERT/CC reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create an applet that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   Sun has issued the following fixes.

* JDK and JRE 6 Update 5 or later
* JDK and JRE 5.0 Update 15 or later
* SDK and JRE 1.4.2_17 or later

JDK and JRE 6 Update 5 is available for download at the following links:

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

JRE 6 Update 5 is available through the Java Update Tool for Microsoft Windows users.

JDK 6 Update 5 for Solaris is available in the following patches:

* Java SE 6: update 5 (as delivered in patch 125136-07 or later)
* Java SE 6: update 5 (as delivered in patch 125137-07 or later (64bit))
* Java SE 6_x86: update 5 (as delivered in patch 125138-07 or later)
* Java SE 6_x86: update 5 (as delivered in patch 125139-07 or later (64bit))

JDK and JRE 5.0 Update 15 is available for download at the following link:

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

JDK 5.0 Update 15 for Solaris is available in the following patches:

* J2SE 5.0: update 15 (as delivered in patch 118666-16 or later)
* J2SE 5.0: update 15 (as delivered in patch 118667-16 or later (64bit))
* J2SE 5.0_x86: update 15 (as delivered in patch 118668-16 or later)
* J2SE 5.0_x86: update 15 (as delivered in patch 118669-16 or later (64bit))

SDK and JRE 1.4.2 is available for download at:

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

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-66-233322-1

Vendor URL:  sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-66-233322-1 (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.
Mar 7 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Java Runtime Environment Applet XSLT Transformation Bug Lets Remote Users Gain Privileges
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras 4 and 5.
Apr 3 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Java Runtime Environment Applet XSLT Transformation Bug Lets Remote Users Gain Privileges
Red Hat has released a fix for java-1.5.0-ibm for Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras 4 and 5.
Apr 16 2008 (BEA Issues Fix for JRockit) Java Runtime Environment Applet XSLT Transformation Bug Lets Remote Users Gain Privileges
BEA has issued a fix for JRockit.
Apr 28 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Java Runtime Environment Applet XSLT Transformation Bug Lets Remote Users Gain Privileges
Red Hat has released a fix for java-1.4.2-bea on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, and 5.
Apr 28 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Java Runtime Environment Applet XSLT Transformation Bug Lets Remote Users Gain Privileges
Red Hat has released a fix for java-1.5.0-bea on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.
Apr 28 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Java Runtime Environment Applet XSLT Transformation Bug Lets Remote Users Gain Privileges
Red Hat has released a fix for java-1.6.0-bea for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
May 19 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Java Runtime Environment Applet XSLT Transformation Bug Lets Remote Users Gain Privileges
Red Hat has released a fix Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Supplementary.
Jun 18 2008 (VMware Issues Fix for ESX Server) Java Runtime Environment Applet XSLT Transformation Bug Lets Remote Users Gain Privileges
VMware has issued a fix for VMware ESX Server.
Jul 14 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Java Runtime Environment Applet XSLT Transformation Bug Lets Remote Users Gain Privileges
Red Hat has released a fix for java-1.4.2-ibm on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4 Extras and 5 Supplementary.



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