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HP SECURITY BULLETIN
HPSBUX01214 REVISION: 1
SSRT051003 rev.1 - HP-UX Java Web Start remote unauthorized
The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted upon
as soon as possible.
05 October 2005
POTENTIAL SECURITY IMPACT:
Untrusted applications may elevate privileges.
HP Software Security Response Team
A potential security vulnerability in Java(TM) Web Start on HP-UX
may allow elevated privileges.
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 (aka 188.8.131.52) release only.
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.
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.
action:install revision 1.5.0.01.00 or subsequent
END AFFECTED VERSIONS
NOTE: For Java 5.0, executing $java -version should return
the value "java version 1.5.01" revealing the historical
Java release line.
The HP website mentions Java 5.0, which can be recognized
from the swlist -l fileset return value of 1.5.0.01.00.
HP is providing the following Java updates to resolve this
potential vulnerability. The updates are available from:
The HP website mentions Java 5.0, which can be recognized from the
swlist -l fileset return value of 1.5.0.01.00.
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
Revision 1 - 05 October 2005
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