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JRE Untrusted Application Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

Severity CVSS Published Added Modified
9 (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) November 05, 2009 December 18, 2009 July 16, 2012

Available Exploits 

Description

The Java Web Start Installer in Sun Java SE in JDK and JRE 6 before Update 17 does not properly use security model permissions when removing installer extensions. This can potentially allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code by modifying a certain JNLP file to have a URL field that points to an unintended trusted application.

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References

Solution

Oracle JRE >= 1.6.0.0 and < 1.6.0.17

Upgrade to Oracle Java version 1.6.0.17

Upgrade your copy of the Java Runtime Environment to 1.6.0.17, which can be downloaded from here.

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