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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

                          ESB-2006.0271 -- [OSX]
                            J2SE 5.0 Release 4
                               19 April 2006


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:           J2SE 5.0 Release 4
Publisher:         Apple
Operating System:  Mac OS X 10.4.5
                   Mac OS X Server 10.4.5
Impact:            Increased Privileges
                   Reduced Security
Access:            Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names:         CVE-2006-0617 CVE-2006-0616 CVE-2006-0615
                   CVE-2006-0614 CVE-2006-0613

Ref:               ESB-2006.0107

Original Bulletin: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=61798

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APPLE-SA-2006-04-18 J2SE 5.0 Release 4

J2SE 5.0 Release 4 is now available for Mac OS X v10.4.5 and provides
fixes for the following security issues:

CVE-ID:  CVE-2006-0613
Available for:  Mac OS X v10.4.5, Mac OS X Server v10.4.5
Impact:  Untrusted Java applications may obtain elevated
Description:  A security vulnerability in Java Web Start may
allow an untrusted application to elevate its privileges. This
update addresses the issue by providing J2SE version 1.5.0_06,
which is not susceptible to this vulnerability. For additional
information on this issue see Sun Alert 102170 (http://

CVE-ID:  CVE-2006-0614, CVE-2006-0615, CVE-2006-0616,
Available for:  Mac OS X v10.4.5, Mac OS X Server v10.4.5
Impact:  Untrusted Java applets may obtain elevated privileges.
Description:  Security vulnerabilites related to the use of
"reflection" APIs in the Java Runtime Environment may allow an
untrusted applet to elevate its privileges. This update
addresses these issues by providing J2SE version 1.5.0_06, which
is not susceptible to these vulnerabilities. For additional
information on these issues see Sun Alert 102171 (http://

Additionally, a minor security-related fix for Java InputMethods
is included in this update. Due to an issue handling input method
events, it is possible that key events intended for a secure field
such as a password field may be sent to a normal text field in the
same window. This could result in accidental password disclosure to
others physically present when the password is entered. This update
addresses the problem by properly handling input method events.

J2SE 5.0 Release 4 may be obtained from the Software Update pane in
System Preferences, or Apple's Software Downloads web site:

For Mac OS X v10.4.5 (PowerPC) and Mac OS X Server v10.4.5:
The download file is named:  "J2SE50Release4.dmg"
Its SHA-1 digest is:  db3d87ead4adab3e8435bad442b93663bbb54b40

For Mac OS X v10.4.5 (Intel):
The download file is named:  "J2SE50Release4.dmg"
Its SHA-1 digest is:  12f0fba2946121a8414fea58526841e0903d4204

Information will also be posted to the Apple Product Security
web site:

This message is signed with Apple's Product Security PGP key,
and details are available at:

Version: PGP Desktop 9.0.5 (Build 5050)


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