DescriptionJava Web Start in Sun JDK and JRE 5.0 Update 12 and earlier, and SDK and JRE 1.4.2_15 and earlier, on Windows does not properly enforce access restrictions for untrusted applications, which allows user-assisted remote attackers to read local files via an untrusted application.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severitymedium (attack range: remote)

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
openjdk-6source(unstable)(not affected)
sun-java5source(unstable)(not affected)
sun-java6source(unstable)(not affected)


- sun-java6 <not-affected> (Windows only)
- sun-java5 <not-affected> (Windows only)
- openjdk-6 <not-affected> (Windows only)

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