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Sun Alert 102881 Security Vulnerability With Java Web Start Related to Incorrect Use of System Classes

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Product: Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition

A security vulnerability in Java Web Start may allow an untrusted application to elevate its privileges. For example, an application may grant itself permissions to read and write local files that are accessible to the user running the Java Web Start application.

Sun acknowledges, with thanks, the Fujitsu security team, for bringing this issue to our attention.

Avoidance: Patch, Upgrade
State: Resolved
First released: 30-Apr-2007

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