Sec. Vulnerability in JAVA Web Start ) (rev.1)

Sec. Vulnerability in JAVA Web Start ) (rev.1)

Post by Security Ale » Sun, 12 Jan 2003 02:50:59

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**REVISED 01**
 Originally issued: 18 March 2002
 Last Revised: 10 January 2003


The information in the following Security Bulletin should be acted
upon as soon as possible.  Hewlett-Packard Company will not be
liable for any consequences to any customer resulting from customer's
ailure to fully implement instructions in this Security Bulletin as
soon as possible.

ISSUE:  A vulnerability in Java(TM) Web Start may allow an
        using it to gain access to restricted resources.

PLATFORM:  HP9000 Series 700/800 running HP-UX releases 11.x only.
           This security bulletin applies to Java Web Start on HP-UX.
           It does not cover software shipped on Linux or Windows/NT.

POSSIBLE RESULT:  Restricted resources are accessed improperly.

**REVISED 01**
                Web Start or higher for HP-UX 11.x.

SOLUTION:  Install the latest Java Web Start release, as described

AVAILABILITY: These fixed releases are on now.
              They are not available from

CHANGE SUMMARY: Revision 01 correct MANUAL ACTIONS field
A. Background

   A vulnerability in certain versions of Java(TM) Web Start may be
   exploited by an application to access restricted resources.

   There are no known attacks reported based on this vulnerability
   to the best of Sun's knowledge.

B. Fixing the problem

     Obtain and install the latest release of the Java Web Start
     product.  This will be found by going to
     Section C. 1.) below will guide you in determining your
     installed Java Web Start version on HP-UX.  The vulnerability is
     fixed in release or higher.

C. Recommended solution

         Web Start or higher for HP-UX 11.x.

   HP-UX: Determining Java version information for Java Web Start
To find the version string, execute Java Web Start:

      then click on Help -> About Java Web Start menu.


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Yours truly,
HP S/W Security Team
WTEC Cupertino, California