HP-UX Java Web Start remote unauthorized privileged access

2005.10.07
Risk: Medium
Local: No
Remote: Yes
CWE: N/A

-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 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 SUPPORT: For further information, contact normal HP Services support channel. REPORT: To report a potential security vulnerability with any HP supported product, send Email to: security-alert (at) hp (dot) com. [email concealed] It is strongly recommended that security related information being communicated to HP be encrypted using PGP, especially exploit information. To obtain the security-alert PGP key please send an e-mail message to security-alert (at) hp (dot) com [email concealed] with the Subject of 'get key' (no quotes). SUBSCRIBE: To initiate a subscription to receive future HP Security Bulletins via Email: http://h30046.www3.hp.com/driverAlertProfile.php?regioncode=NA& langcode=USENG&jumpid=in_SC-GEN__driverITRC&topiccode=ITRC On the web page: ITRC security bulletins and patch sign-up Under Step1: your ITRC security bulletins and patches - check ALL categories for which alerts are required and continue. Under Step2: your ITRC operating systems - verify your operating system selections are checked and save. To update an existing subscription: http://h30046.www3.hp.com/subSignIn.php Log in on the web page Subscriber's choice for Business: sign-in. On the Web page: Subscriber's Choice: your profile summary - use Edit Profile to update appropriate sections. To review previously published Security Bulletins visit: http://itrc.hp.com/service/cki/secBullArchive.do * The Software Product Category that this Security Bulletin relates to is represented by the 5th and 6th characters of the Bulletin number: GN = HP General SW, MA = HP Management Agents, MI = Misc. 3rd party SW, MP = HP MPE/iX, NS = HP NonStop Servers, OV = HP OpenVMS, PI = HP Printing & Imaging, ST = HP Storage SW, TL = HP Trusted Linux, TU = HP Tru64 UNIX, UX = HP-UX, VV = HP Virtual Vault System management and security procedures must be reviewed frequently to maintain system integrity. HP is continually reviewing and enhancing the security features of software products to provide customers with current secure solutions. "HP is broadly distributing this Security Bulletin in order to bring to the attention of users of the affected HP products the important security information contained in this Bulletin. HP recommends that all users determine the applicability of this information to their individual situations and take appropriate action. HP does not warrant that this information is necessarily accurate or complete for all user situations and, consequently, HP will not be responsible for any damages resulting from user's use or disregard of the information provided in this Bulletin. To the extent permitted by law, HP disclaims all warranties, either express or implied, including the warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement." (c)Copyright 2005 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. Hewlett-Packard Company shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein. The information provided is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind. To the extent permitted by law, neither HP nor its affiliates, subcontractors or suppliers will be liable for incidental, special or consequential damages including downtime cost; lost profits; damages relating to the procurement of substitute products or services; or damages for loss of data, or software restoration. The information in this document is subject to change without notice. Hewlett-Packard Company and the names of Hewlett-Packard products referenced herein are trademarks of Hewlett-Packard Company in the United States and other countries. Other product and company names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective owners. -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: PGP 8.1 iQA/AwUBQ0UQzOAfOvwtKn1ZEQK9rQCeMfS2XFnXyOXw4hNiRH5omtNRlwUAnj1S 2PeasalOey2BXNNgUboO+JC1 =xIPu -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----


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