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ESB-2007.0491 -- [Win][Linux][Solaris] -- Cross-site Scripting Vulnerability (XSS) Affecting Pages Generated with JavaDoc Tool

Date: 05 July 2007
References: ESB-2007.0593  ESB-2007.0597  

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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

                  ESB-2007.0491 -- [Win][Linux][Solaris]
         Cross-site Scripting Vulnerability (XSS) Affecting Pages
                        Generated with JavaDoc Tool
                                5 July 2007

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:              JavaDoc, JDK 6
                      JavaDoc, JDK 5.0 Update 11 and earlier
Publisher:            Sun Microsystems
Operating System:     Linux variants
                      Solaris
                      Windows
Impact:               Cross-site Scripting
Access:               Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names:            CVE-2007-3503

Original Bulletin:    
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/printfriendly.do?assetkey=1-26-102958-1

Revision History:  July 5 2007: Patches released
                   July 3 2007: Added CVE Name
                   July 2 2007: Initial Release

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Sun(sm) Alert Notification
     * Sun Alert ID: 102958
     * Synopsis: Cross-site Scripting Vulnerability (XSS) Affecting Pages
       Generated with JavaDoc Tool
     * Category: Security
     * Product: Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition
     * BugIDs: 6490790
     * Avoidance: Upgrade
     * State: Resolved
     * Date Released: 28-Jun-2007
     * Date Closed: 28-Jun-2007
     * Date Modified: 03-Jul-2007

1. Impact

   A defect in the Javadoc tool in various releases of the JDK may lead
   to the generation of HTML documentation pages which contain a
   potential cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability. This may allow a
   remote user to gain access to cookies from the website that hosts the
   generated documentation.

   Sun acknowledges, with thanks, Martin Straka, for bringing this issue
   to our attention.

2. Contributing Factors

   This issue can occur in the following releases for all platforms
   (Solaris, Linux, and Windows):
     * JDK 5.0 Update 11 and earlier
     * JDK 6

   Note: The Javadoc tool included in SDK 1.4.x and earlier is not
   affected by this issue.

   To determine the version of Java on a system, the following command
   can be run:
    % java -version
    java version "1.5.0_02-b09"

   For this vulnerability to be exploited, a user must click a link
   (created by a malicious user) in a website or email that points to a
   vulnerable "index.html" documentation page. The user's cookies from
   the website that hosts the "index.html" documentation page may then be
   accessed by the malicious user.

3. Symptoms

   There are no predictable symptoms that would indicate the described
   issue has been exploited. 

4. Relief/Workaround

   Please see the "Note" in the Resolution section below.

5. Resolution

   This issue is addressed in the following releases for all platforms
   (Solaris, Linux, and Windows):
     * JDK 5.0 Update 12 or later
     * JDK 6 Update 1 or later

   J2SE 5.0 Update 12 for Solaris is available in the following patches:
     * J2SE 5.0: update 12 (as delivered in patch 118666-12)
     * J2SE 5.0: update 12 (as delivered in patch 118667-12 (64bit))
     * J2SE 5.0_x86: update 12 (as delivered in patch 118668-12)
     * J2SE 5.0_x86: update 12 (as delivered in patch 118669-12
       (64bit))

   JDK 5.0 is available for download at the following link:

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

   Java SE 6 Update 1 for Solaris is available in the following patches:
     * Java SE 6: update 1 (as delivered in patch 125136-01)
     * Java SE 6: update 1 (as delivered in patch 125137-01 (64bit))
     * Java SE 6_x86: update 1 (as delivered in patch 125138-01)
     * Java SE 6_x86: update 1 (as delivered in patch 125139-01
       (64bit))

   JDK 6 is available for download at the following link:

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

   Note: In order to fully resolve this issue, any "index.html" page that
   was generated with an affected version of the Javadoc tool must be
   regenerated using a Javadoc tool in one of the releases mentioned in
   this resolution section.

Change History

   03-Jul-2007:
     * Updated Resolution section

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