Sun Java Web Start and Java Plug-in Multiple Privilege Escalation Vulnerabilities

Sun Java Web Start and Java Plug-in are prone to multiple privilege-escalation vulnerabilities.

Successful exploits may allow attackers to violate the same-origin policy, obtain sensitive information, bypass security, or read, write, and execute arbitrary files in the context of the user running a vulnerable application. This may result in a compromise of the underlying system.

The following versions are affected:

JDK and JRE 6 Update 10 and earlier
JDK and JRE 5.0 Update 16 and earlier
SDK and JRE 1.4.2_18 and earlier
SDK and JRE 1.3.1_23 and earlier


 

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