CVE-2008-5343

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Impact:
Important
Public Date:
2008-12-04
Bugzilla:
474790: CVE-2008-5343 Java WebStart allows hidden code privilege escalation

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Java Web Start (JWS) and Java Plug-in with Sun JDK and JRE 6 Update 10 and earlier; JDK and JRE 5.0 Update 16 and earlier; and SDK and JRE 1.4.2_18 and earlier allows remote attackers to make unauthorized network connections and hijack HTTP sessions via a crafted file that validates as both a GIF and a Java JAR file, aka "GIFAR" and CR 6707535.

Find out more about CVE-2008-5343 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Supplementary 5 (java-1.4.2-ibm) RHSA-2009:0445 2009-04-23
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Supplementary 5 (java-1.6.0-sun) RHSA-2008:1018 2008-12-04
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4 Extras (java-1.6.0-sun) RHSA-2008:1018 2008-12-04
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Supplementary 5 (java-1.6.0-ibm) RHSA-2009:0369 2009-03-25
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4 Extras (java-1.5.0-sun) RHSA-2008:1025 2008-12-04
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4 Extras (java-1.5.0-ibm) RHSA-2009:0016 2009-01-13
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Supplementary 5 (java-1.5.0-sun) RHSA-2008:1025 2008-12-04
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4 Extras (java-1.4.2-ibm) RHSA-2009:0445 2009-04-23
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 3 Extras (java-1.4.2-ibm) RHSA-2009:0445 2009-04-23
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4 Extras (java-1.6.0-ibm) RHSA-2009:0369 2009-03-25
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Supplementary 5 (java-1.5.0-ibm) RHSA-2009:0016 2009-01-13
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