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Sun Alert 200255 Security Vulnerability With Java Web Start (J2SE 5.0)

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Product: Java Web Start 1.0

A vulnerability in Java Web Start may allow an untrusted application the ability to elevate its privileges. As a result, 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.

Sun acknowledges, with thanks, Jouko Pynnonen for bringing this issue to our attention.

State: Resolved
First released: 16-Mar-2005

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