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ESB-2005.0249 -- APPLE-SA-2005-03-24 -- Java Web Start Vulnerability

Date: 29 March 2005
References: ESB-2005.0225  

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                   ESB-2005.0249 -- APPLE-SA-2005-03-24
                       Java Web Start Vulnerability
                               29 March 2005


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:           Java 1.4.2
Publisher:         Apple
Operating System:  Mac OS X
Impact:            Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands
                   Modify Arbitrary Files
Access:            Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names:         CAN-2005-0418

Ref:               ESB-2005.0225

Original Bulletin:

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APPLE-SA-2005-03-24 Java Web Start

Sun has published "Security Vulnerability With Java Web Start" which
is fixed for Mac OS X in Security Update 2005-002.

Systems that have already installed Security Update 2005-002 do not
need to re-install it.

Available for:  Java 1.4.2
CVE-ID:  CAN-2005-0418
Impact:  Updates Java to address an issue in Java Web Start that
allows an untrusted application to elevate its privileges
Description:  A vulnerability in Java Web Start allows an untrusted
application to elevate its privileges. For example an application may
grant itself permissions to read and write local files or execute
local applications that are accessible to the user running the Java
Web Start application. Releases prior to Java 1.4.2 are not affected
by this vulnerability. Further information is available in Document
ID 57740 from Sun's security web site at

Security Update 2005-002 may be obtained from the Software Update
pane in System Preferences, or Apple's Software Downloads web site:

The download file is named: "SecUpd2005-002Pan.dmg"
Its SHA-1 digest is: a97552dcd6ad73c573154e2a310f09595db4fb4c

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:

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