Multiple Security Vulnerabilities in Java Web Start May Allow an Untrusted Application to Elevate Privileges (Sun 233323)

Original Release Date: March 14, 2008
Last Revised: March 14, 2008
Number: ASA-2008-125
Risk Level: Medium
Advisory Version: 1.0
Advisory Status: Final

1. Overview:

A new Sun Alert Notification from Sun Microsystems has been issued and is described below. Additional information about this issue may be found on the sunsolve.sun.com website, although a maintenance contract with Sun may be required to view the information.

233323
Multiple Security Vulnerabilities in Java Web Start May Allow an Untrusted Application to Elevate Privileges
Product: Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE)
Category: Security
Date Released: 04-Mar-2008
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-66-233323-1

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the names CVE-2008-1188, CVE-2008-1189, CVE-2008-1190 and CVE-2008-1191 to these issues.

2. 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.

Product: Affected Version(s): Risk Level: Actions:
Avaya CMS None None Java Web Start is not used or supported on CMS.
Avaya IR 2.0, 3.0 Medium See recommended actions below.

Recommended Actions:
To reduce the likelihood of executing untrusted applications which may allow these issues to be exploited, Java Web Start applications may be disabled temporarily (until the updates or patches have been installed), follow the workarounds as detailed in the Sun alert.

3. 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.

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5. Revision History:

V 1.0 - March 14, 2008 - 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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