Vulnerability Scanning Solutions, LLC.
Our Process
What We Scan For
Sample Report
Client List
Contact Us
What We Scan For
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks --> Category: infos

[GLSA-200602-07] Sun JDK/JRE: Applet privilege escalation Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Sun JDK/JRE: Applet privilege escalation

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200602-07
(Sun JDK/JRE: Applet privilege escalation)

Applets executed using JRE or JDK can use "reflection" APIs
functions to elevate its rights beyond the sandbox restrictions.
Adam Gowdiak discovered five vulnerabilities that use this method for
privilege escalation. Two more vulnerabilities were discovered by the
vendor. Peter Csepely discovered that Web Start Java applications also
can an escalate their rights.


A malicious Java applet can bypass Java sandbox restrictions and
hence access local files, connect to arbitrary network locations and
execute arbitrary code on the user's machine. Java Web Start
applications are affected likewise.


Select another Java implementation using java-config.


All Sun JDK users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-java/sun-jdk-"
All Sun JRE users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-java/sun-jre-bin-"

Threat Level: Medium

Click HERE for more information and discussions on this network vulnerability scan.


P.O. Box 827051

Pembroke Pines, FL 33082-7051

Vulnerability Scanning Solutions, LLC.