SSRT051003 rev.1 - HP-UX Java Web Start remote unauthorized privileged access

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Date: 10/07/05

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    HP SECURITY BULLETIN

    HPSBUX01214 REVISION: 1

    SSRT051003 rev.1 - HP-UX Java Web Start remote unauthorized
                       privileged access

    NOTICE:
    The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted upon
    as soon as possible.

    INITIAL RELEASE:
    05 October 2005

    POTENTIAL SECURITY IMPACT:
    Untrusted applications may elevate privileges.

    SOURCE:
    Hewlett-Packard Company
    HP Software Security Response Team

    VULNERABILITY SUMMARY:
    A potential security vulnerability in Java(TM) Web Start on HP-UX
    may allow elevated privileges.

    REFERENCES:
    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 1.5.0.0) release only.

    BACKGROUND:

    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.

    AFFECTED VERSIONS

    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.

    HP-UX B.11.11
    HP-UX B.11.23
    ===========
    Jdk15.JDK15-COM
    Jdk15.JDK15-DEMO
    Jdk15.JDK15-IPF32
    Jdk15.JDK15-IPF64
    Jdk15.JDK15-PA20
    Jdk15.JDK15-PA20W
    Jdk15.JDK15-PNV2
    Jdk15.JDK15-PWV2
    Jre15.JRE15-COM
    Jre15.JRE15-COM-DOC
    Jre15.JRE15-IPF32
    Jre15.JRE15-IPF32-HS
    Jre15.JRE15-IPF64
    Jre15.JRE15-IPF64-HS
    Jre15.JRE15-PA20
    Jre15.JRE15-PA20-HS
    Jre15.JRE15-PA20W
    Jre15.JRE15-PA20W-HS
    Jre15.JRE15-PNV2
    Jre15.JRE15-PNV2-H
    Jre15.JRE15-PWV2
    Jre15.JRE15-PWV2-H

    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.

    RESOLUTION:

    HP is providing the following Java updates to resolve this
    potential vulnerability. The updates are available from:
      http://www.hp.com/go/java

    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
         Initial release

    Revision 1 - 05 October 2005
        Clarified revisions

    HP-UX SPECIFIC SECURITY BULLETINS*: Security Patch Check revision
    B.02.00 analyzes all HP-issued Security Bulletins to provide a
    subset of recommended actions that potentially affect a specific
    HP-UX system.

    For more information:
    http://www.software.hp.com/cgi-bin/swdepot_parser.cgi/cgi/
    displayProductInfo.pl?productNumber=B6834AA

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    support channel.

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    WTEC Cupertino, California
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