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ESB-2005.0674 -- HP Security Bulletin HPSBUX01214 -- SSRT051003 rev.0 - HP-UX Java Web Start remote unauthorized privileged access

Date: 31 August 2005
References: ESB-2005.0459  

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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

             ESB-2005.0674 -- HP Security Bulletin HPSBUX01214
        SSRT051003 rev.0 - HP-UX Java Web Start remote unauthorized
                             privileged access
                              31 August 2005

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           Java Web Start
Publisher:         Hewlett-Packard
Operating System:  HP-UX
Impact:            Increased Privileges
                   Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands
Access:            Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names:         CAN-2005-1973 CAN-2004-1029

Ref:               ESB-2005.0459

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HP SECURITY BULLETIN

HPSBUX01214     REVISION: 0

SSRT051003 rev.0 - HP-UX Java Web Start remote unauthorized
                   privileged access

NOTICE:
The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted upon
as soon as possible.

INITIAL RELEASE:
29 August 2005

POTENTIAL SECURITY IMPACT:
Untrusted applications may elevate privileges.

SOURCE:
Hewlett-Packard Company
HP Software Security Response Team

VULNERABILITY SUMMARY:
A potential security vulnerability in Java(TM) Web Start on HP-UX
may allow elevated privileges.

REFERENCES:
Sun Alert #101748, CAN-2004-1029, CAN-2005-1973

SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*:  ONLY impacted versions are listed.
Java Web Start on Java 5.0.0 release only.

BACKGROUND:

A vulnerability in Java(TM) 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.

There are no reported attacks based on this vulnerability.

AFFECTED VERSIONS

NOTE: To determine if a system has an affected version,
      search the output of "swlist -a revision -l fileset"
      for an affected fileset or patch, then determine if a
      fixed revision or applicable patch is installed.

HP-UX B.11.11
HP-UX B.11.23
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Jdk15.JDK15-COM
Jdk15.JDK15-DEMO
Jdk15.JDK15-IPF32
Jdk15.JDK15-IPF64
Jdk15.JDK15-PA20
Jdk15.JDK15-PA20W
Jdk15.JDK15-PNV2
Jdk15.JDK15-PWV2
Jre15.JRE15-COM
Jre15.JRE15-COM-DOC
Jre15.JRE15-IPF32
Jre15.JRE15-IPF32-HS
Jre15.JRE15-IPF64
Jre15.JRE15-IPF64-HS
Jre15.JRE15-PA20
Jre15.JRE15-PA20-HS
Jre15.JRE15-PA20W
Jre15.JRE15-PA20W-HS
Jre15.JRE15-PNV2
Jre15.JRE15-PNV2-H
Jre15.JRE15-PWV2
Jre15.JRE15-PWV2-H

action:install revision 5.0.01.00 or subsequent

END AFFECTED VERSIONS


RESOLUTION:

HP is providing the following Java updates to resolve this
potential vulnerability.  The updates are available from:
http://www.hp.com/go/java

Update Java as follows:

For Java 5.0.00.00, update to Java 5.0.01.00 or subsequent:
Java15JDK (JDK 5.0),
Java15JDKadd (JDK 5.0 -AA support),
Java15JRE (JRE 5.0),
Java15JREadd (JRE 5.0 -AA support).

MANUAL ACTIONS:  Yes - Update
Update to Java 5.0.01.00 or subsequent.

BULLETIN REVISION HISTORY:
Revision 0 - 29 August 2005
     Initial release



HP-UX SPECIFIC SECURITY BULLETINS*:  Security Patch Check revision
B.02.00 analyzes all HP-issued Security Bulletins to provide a
subset of recommended actions that potentially affect a specific
HP-UX system.

For more information:
http://www.software.hp.com/cgi-bin/swdepot_parser.cgi/cgi/
displayProductInfo.pl?productNumber=B6834AA


SUPPORT: For further information, contact normal HP Services
support channel.

REPORT: To report a potential security vulnerability with any HP
supported product, send Email to: security-alert@hp.com. It is
strongly recommended that security related information being
communicated to HP be encrypted using PGP, especially exploit
information. To obtain the security-alert PGP key please send an
e-mail message to security-alert@hp.com with the Subject of
'get key' (no quotes).

SUBSCRIBE: To initiate a subscription to receive future HP
Security Bulletins via Email:

http://h30046.www3.hp.com/driverAlertProfile.php?regioncode=NA&
langcode=USENG&jumpid=in_SC-GEN__driverITRC&topiccode=ITRC

On the web page: ITRC security bulletins and patch sign-up
Under Step1: your IRTC security bulletins and patches
     - check ALL categories for which alerts are required and
       continue.
Under Step2: your IRTC operating systems
     - verify your operating system selections are checked and
       save.

To update an existing subscription:
http://h30046.www3.hp.com/subSignIn.php

Log in on the web page
  Subscriber's choice for Business: sign-in.
On the Web page:
 Subscriber's Choice: your profile summary
   - use Edit Profile to update appropriate sections.

To review previously published Security Bulletins visit:
http://itrc.hp.com/service/cki/secBullArchive.do

* The Software Product Category that this Security Bulletin
  relates to is represented by the 5th and 6th characters of the
  Bulletin number:
    GN = HP General SW,
    MA = HP Management Agents,
    MI = Misc. 3rd party SW,
    MP = HP MPE/iX,
    NS = HP NonStop Servers,
    OV = HP OpenVMS,
    PI = HP Printing & Imaging,
    ST = HP Storage SW,
    TL = HP Trusted Linux,
    TU = HP Tru64 UNIX,
    UX = HP-UX,
    VV = HP Virtual Vault

System management and security procedures must be reviewed
frequently to maintain system integrity. HP is continually
reviewing and enhancing the security features of software products
to provide customers with current secure solutions.

"HP is broadly distributing this Security Bulletin in order to
bring to the attention of users of the affected HP products the
important security information contained in this Bulletin. HP
recommends that all users determine the applicability of this
information to their individual situations and take appropriate
action. HP does not warrant that this information is necessarily
accurate or complete for all user situations and, consequently, HP
will not be responsible for any damages resulting from user's use
or disregard of the information provided in this Bulletin. To the
extent permitted by law, HP disclaims all warranties, either
express or implied, including the warranties of merchantability
and fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement."


(c)Copyright 2005 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
Hewlett-Packard Company shall not be liable for technical or
editorial errors or omissions contained herein. The information
provided is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind. To the
extent permitted by law, neither HP nor its affiliates,
subcontractors or suppliers will be liable for incidental, special
or consequential damages including downtime cost; lost profits;
damages relating to the procurement of substitute products or
services; or damages for loss of data, or software restoration.
The information in this document is subject to change without
notice. Hewlett-Packard Company and the names of Hewlett-Packard
products referenced herein are trademarks of Hewlett-Packard
Company in the United States and other countries. Other product
and company names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their
respective owners.

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