Security Bulletin #00208

2001-10-23T00:00:00
ID SECURITYVULNS:DOC:2119
Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2001-10-23T00:00:00

Description


                Sun Microsystems, Inc. Security Bulletin

Bulletin Number: #00208 Date: October 22, 2001 Cross-Ref: Title: Swing


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  1. Background

A vulnerability in the Java(TM) Runtime Environment (JRE) may allow an untrusted applet to access the system clipboard.

Netscape 6 is vulnerable if the JRE 1.3.0_02 or 1.3.0_01 is used. The default Java runtime environments of Netscape Navigator(TM) and Microsoft Internet Explorer are not vulnerable.

This issue may or may not affect other vendors' Java technology implementations which are derived from Sun's SDK source bases. Sun has notified and made the remedy available to its Java technology licensees.

Sun recommends that users of affected releases upgrade to the latest SDK and JRE releases listed in section 3 of this bulletin.

  1. Affected Releases

The following releases are affected:

Windows Production Releases

 SDK and JRE 1.3.0_02 or earlier
 SDK and JRE 1.2.2_007 or earlier
 SDK and JRE 1.2.1
 SDK and JRE 1.2

Solaris(TM) Operating Environment (OE) Reference Releases

 SDK and JRE 1.2.2_007 or earlier
 SDK and JRE 1.2.1
 SDK and JRE 1.2

Solaris OE Production Releases

 SDK and JRE 1.3.0_02 or earlier
 SDK and JRE 1.2.2_07 or earlier
 SDK and JRE 1.2.1
 SDK and JRE 1.2

Linux Production Releases

 SDK and JRE 1.3.0_02 or earlier
 SDK and JRE 1.2.2_007 or earlier

This vulnerability was fixed in the Java 2 SDK, Standard Edition, v 1.3.1.

  1. Latest Releases

Windows Production Releases

 SDK and JRE 1.3.0_04        http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.3.0/
 SDK and JRE 1.2.2_009        http://java.sun.com/products/jdk/1.2.2/

Solaris OE Reference Releases

 SDK and JRE 1.2.2_009        http://java.sun.com/products/jdk/1.2.2/

Solaris OE Production Releases

 SDK and JRE 1.3.0_04        http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.3.0/
 SDK and JRE 1.2.2_09        http://java.sun.com/products/jdk/1.2.2/

Linux Production Releases

 SDK and JRE 1.3.0_04        http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.3.0/
 SDK and JRE 1.2.2_009        http://java.sun.com/products/jdk/1.2.2/

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