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Sun Java Runtime Environment Java Update Fails to Validate Digital Signatures

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5664

The "Java Update" feature for Java Runtime Environment (JRE) for 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 does not verify the signature of the JRE that is downloaded which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via DNS man-in-the-middle attacks.

Family:
unix
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • VMWare ESX Server 3.5
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2008-5355
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