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Security hole in Java Swing Library!

If you use Java older than 1.5 update 8 then you at big risk. 16 November 2006 SUN released the information that there is security hole in Java Swing Library. This security hole can be exploited by malicious people to bypass certain security restrictions. A remote applet can access other applet data. It causes an unspecified error in the Java Runtime Environment Swing library..

Note: SDK and JRE 1.4.2_xx and earlier, and 1.3.1_xx and earlier are not affected.

Solution: Update to JDK and JRE 5.0 Update 8 or later.

* JDK and JRE 5.0 Update 8 and later (for Solaris, Linux and Windows)

J2SE 5.0 is available for download at the following links:

J2SE 5.0 Update 9 for Solaris is available in the following patches:

  • * J2SE 5.0: update 9 (as delivered in patch 118666-09)
  • * J2SE 5.0: update 9 (as delivered in patch 118667-09 (64bit))
  • * J2SE 5.0_x86: update 9 (as delivered in patch 118668-09)
  • * J2SE 5.0_x86: update 9 (as delivered in patch 118669-09 (64bit))

The Sun advisory is available at:
http://blogs.sun.com/security/  (Links to External Site)


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