Sun Security Bulletin: Potential security issue in [Java] class loading
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Date: Wed, 29 Nov 2000 21:47:12 -0700
Subject: Sun Security Bulletin #00199
Sun Microsystems, Inc. Security Bulletin
Bulletin Number: #00199
Date: November 29, 2000
Title: Potential security issue in class loading
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Under certain circumstances, the Java(TM) Runtime Environment may allow
an untrusted Java class to call into a disallowed class. This is a
potential security issue.
This issue may or may not affect other vendors' Java implementations
which are derived from Sun's Java Development Kit JDK(TM) source base.
Sun has notified and made the remedy available to its Java licensees.
To the best of Sun's knowledge, Netscape Navigator and Microsoft
Internet Explorer are not exposed to this vulnerability.
Sun recommends that you upgrade to the latest JDK/JRE releases
listed in section 3 of this bulletin.
2. Affected Releases
The following releases are affected:
Windows Production and Solaris(TM) Reference Releases
JDK/JRE 1.2.2_004 or earlier
JDK/JRE 1.2.1_003 or earlier
JDK/JRE 1.1.8_002 or earlier
JDK/JRE 1.1.7B_005 or earlier
JDK/JRE 1.1.6_007 or earlier
Solaris Production Releases
JDK/JRE 1.2.2_05 or earlier
JDK/JRE 1.1.8_10 or earlier
Linux Production Release
JDK/JRE 1.2.2_005 or earlier
Solaris Production releases JDK/JRE 1.2.1, 1.1.7B, and 1.1.6 should no
longer be used. In addition, releases prior to JDK/JRE 1.1.6 for
Windows or Solaris should no longer be used. Users of these releases
should upgrade to a later release listed in Section 3.
This vulnerability was fixed in Java 2 Standard Edition SDK v 1.3.
The HotSpot(TM) 1.0 and 1.0.1 virtual machines are affected by this
vulnerability. HotSpot 2.0 is not affected by this vulnerability.
HotSpot 1.0 and 1.0.1 virtual machines should no longer be used.
Users that cannot move to Java 2 Standard Edition SDK v 1.3 should revert
to the Classic virtual machine in JDK/JRE 1.2.2_006 (Windows or Solaris
reference). Those users wishing to take advantage of the performance
of HotSpot 2.0 should migrate to Java 2 Standard Edition SDK v 1.3.0.
3. Binary Update Releases
The following update releases are available in relation to this issue.
Windows Production and Solaris Reference Releases
JDK/JRE 1.2.2_006 http://java.sun.com/products/jdk/1.2/
JDK/JRE 1.2.1_004 http://java.sun.com/products/jdk/1.2.1/
JDK/JRE 1.1.8_005 http://java.sun.com/products/jdk/1.1/
JDK/JRE 1.1.7B_007 http://java.sun.com/products/jdk/1.1.7B/
JDK/JRE 1.1.6_009 http://java.sun.com/products/jdk/1.1.6/
Solaris Production Releases
JDK/JRE 1.2.2_06 http://www.sun.com/software/solaris/java/download.html
JDK/JRE 1.1.8_12 http://www.sun.com/software/solaris/java/archive.html
Linux Production Release
JDK/JRE 1.2.2_006 http://java.sun.com/products/jdk/1.2/download-linux.html
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