Vulnerability Note VU#355284
Sun Java Runtime Environment applet privilege escalation vulnerability
The Sun Java Runtime Environment (JRE) may allow an untrusted Java applet to bypass Java security settings and execute arbitrary code.
The Sun Java Runtime Environment provides the libraries and components necessary to run Java-based applications. There is an unspecified vulnerability in the Java Runtime Environment that may allow an untrusted Java applet to bypass the Java security settings. Once the security restrictions are bypassed, the applet may be able to access and manipulate system resources.
For more information on the Java security model see Sun's Java documentation, particularly the Applet Security FAQ. For more information regarding this vulnerability, please refer to Sun Alert 102050.
A remote attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.
Do not access Java Applets from untrusted sources
Java applets are commonly executed within a web browser. Disabling Java within the web browser may prevent an attacker from delivering a malicious applet to a vulnerable system.
Systems Affected (Learn More)
|Vendor||Status||Date Notified||Date Updated|
|Sun Microsystems, Inc.||Affected||29 Nov 2005||30 Nov 2005|
CVSS Metrics (Learn More)
This vulnerability was reported by Sun Microsystems. Sun credits Adam Gowdiak with providing information regarding this issue.
This document was written by Jeff Gennari.
- CVE IDs: CVE-2005-3907
- Date Public: 28 Nov 2005
- Date First Published: 02 Dec 2005
- Date Last Updated: 12 Jan 2006
- Severity Metric: 9.00
- Document Revision: 46
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