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Archived - About Security Update 2005-002

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Security Update 2005-002

Available for: Java 1.4.2
CVE-ID: CAN-2004-1029
Impact: Updates Java to address an issue where an untrusted applet could gain elevated privileges and potentially execute arbitrary code.
Description: A vulnerability in the Java Plug-in may allow an untrusted applet to escalate privileges, through JavaScript calling into Java code, including reading and writing files with the privileges of the user running the applet. Credit to Sun for reporting the issue, and to Dino Dai Zovi for assisting us in the analysis.

Available for: Java 1.4.2
CVE-ID: CAN-2005-0418
Impact: Updates Java to address an issue in Java Web Start that allows an untrusted application to elevate its privileges
Description: A vulnerability in Java 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. Releases prior to Java 1.4.2 are not affected by this vulnerability.


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