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Sun Alert 103112 Vulnerability in Java Runtime Environment Virtual Machine May Allow Untrusted Application or Applet to Elevate Privileges

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Product: Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition

A vulnerability in the Virtual Machine of the Java Runtime Environment may allow an untrusted applet to elevate its privileges. For example, an applet may grant itself permissions to read and write local files or execute local applications that are accessible to the user running the untrusted applet.

Sun acknowledges with thanks, Azul Systems, Inc., for bringing this issue to our attention.

Avoidance: Patch, Upgrade
State: Resolved
First released: 22-Oct-2007

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