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JRE Java Web Start and Java Plug-in Vulnerabilities

Severity CVSS Published Added Modified
10 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) December 05, 2008 November 18, 2009 November 25, 2015


The following vulnerabilities affect the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6 update 10 and earlier, 5.0 update 16 and earlier, 1.4.2_18 and earlier as well as 1.3.1_23 and earlier:

  • Untrusted Java Web Start applications could make network network connections to hosts other than the host the application is downloaded from.
  • Untrusted Java Web Start applications could escalate privileges and gain read, write and execution access to the local filesystem.
  • Untrusted operations performed on the Java Web Start can potentially allow for the modification of system properties.
  • Untrusted Java Web Start applications could determine the location of the Java Web Start cache as well as the username of the user running the application.
  • Java Plug-in may allow hidden code on a host to make network connections and hijack HTTP sessions using cookies stored in the browser.
  • JRE with applet classloading may allow untrusted applets to arbitrarily read files on the system and make network connections to outside hosts.
  • Java Web Start BasicService allows untrusted applications downloaded from another system to request local files.

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