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Date: Sat, 22 Nov 2014 17:06:02 +0000
From: Tim Brown <>
Subject: Running Java across a privilege boundry


Does anyone know of any obvious cases where Java is executed across a 
privilege boundary? I'm specifically thinking of cases where it might be 
executed via sudo, via another set[ug]id binary or where it gets called from 
an untrusted working directory i.e. one not owned by the calling user? FWIW, 
I'm looking at openjdk as it is distributed by various F/OSS distros which is 
why I'm emailing this list in particular.

Tim Brown

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