Security Vulnerabilities in Java Runtime Environment May Allow Network Access Restrictions to be Circumvented (Sun 103078)

Original Release Date: October 22, 2007
Last Revised: October 22, 2007
Number: ASA-2007-433
Risk Level: Low
Advisory Version: 1.0
Advisory Status: Interim

1. Overview:

A new Sun Alert Notification from Sun Microsystems has been issued and is described below. Issues which have been resolved by Sun Microsystems have been indicated as such. Notifications without a resolution may have restrictions to additional information on the sunsolve.sun.com website.

103078
Security Vulnerabilities in Java Runtime Environment May Allow Network Access Restrictions to be Circumvented
Product: Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition
Category: Security
Date Released: 03-Oct-2007
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-103078-1

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the names CVE-2007-5273 and CVE-2007-5274 to these issues.

Avaya System Products using a Sun Microsystems Operating System:
Avaya system products include an Operating System with the product when it is delivered. Avaya Call Management System (CMS) and Avaya Interactive Response (IR) are both shipped with an operating system from Sun Microsystems. Actions to be taken on those products are described below.

Recommended Actions:
Follow the recommended actions for the products listed below. This advisory will be updated as additional information becomes available.

Product: Affected Version(s): Risk Level: Actions:
Avaya CMS All None Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition is not installed on CMS by default.
Avaya IR IR 1.3, 2.0 and 3.0 Low See recommended actions below.  This issue will be addressed in accordance with Avaya's Product Security Vulnerability Response Policy

Recommended Actions:
For all system products which use vulnerable versions of Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition, Avaya recommends that customers restrict local and network access to the server. This restriction should be enforced through the use of physical security, firewalls, ACLs, VPNs, and other generally-accepted networking practices until such time as an update becomes available and can be installed.

2. Additional Information:

Additional information may also be available via the Avaya support website and through your Avaya account representative. Please contact your Avaya product support representative, or dial 1-800-242-2121, with any questions.

3. Disclaimer:

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4. Revision History:

V 1.0 - October 22, 2007 - Initial Statement issued.

Send information regarding any discovered security problems with Avaya products to either the contact noted in the product's documentation or securityalerts@avaya.com.

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