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Apple Java security update for CVE-2010-0840

Severity CVSS Published Added Modified
8 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) April 01, 2010 January 26, 2012 December 05, 2013

Available Exploits 

Description

Unspecified vulnerability in the Java Runtime Environment component in Oracle Java SE and Java for Business 6 Update 18, 5.0 Update 23, and 1.4.2_25 allows remote attackers to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability via unknown vectors. NOTE: the previous information was obtained from the March 2010 CPU. Oracle has not commented on claims from a reliable researcher that this is related to improper checks when executing privileged methods in the Java Runtime Environment (JRE), which allows attackers to execute arbitrary code via (1) an untrusted object that extends the trusted class but has not modified a certain method, or (2) "a similar trust issue with interfaces," aka "Trusted Methods Chaining Remote Code Execution Vulnerability."

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References

Solution

  • Upgrade to Apple Java version 1.5.0.24

    Upgrade your copy of Apple Java to 1.5.0.24 by selecting 'Software Update' from the Apple menu, or by using the softwareupdate utility.

  • Upgrade to Apple Java version 1.6.0.20

    Upgrade your copy of Apple Java to 1.6.0.20 by selecting 'Software Update' from the Apple menu, or by using the softwareupdate utility.

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