Vulnerability Details

Sun Java JDK/JRE JPEG Images Integer Overflow Vulnerability - Aug09

Published: 2009-08-20 07:27:17
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

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Successful exploitation will allow remote attackers to gain sensitive information, and can cause Denial of Service in the context of the affected system.

Affected Versions:
Sun Java JDK/JRE version 6 before Update 15.

Technical Details:
Multiple flaws exist: - Integer overflow occurs in JRE while vectors involving an untrusted Java Web Start application that grants permissions to itself, related to parsing of JPEG images. - Error in the Java Management Extensions (JMX) implementation which does not properly enforce OpenType checks. - Error in encoder which grants read access to private variables with unspecified names via an untrusted applet or application. - The plugin functionality does not properly implement version selection, which can be exploited by 'old zip and certificate handling' via unknown vectors. - Unspecified error in the 'javax.swing.plaf.synth.SynthContext.isSubregion' method in the Swing implementation which causes NullPointerException via unknown vectors. - Error in Java Web Start implementation which causes NullPointerException via a crafted '.jnlp' file.

This host is installed with Sun Java JDK/JRE and is prone to Integer Overflow vulnerability.

Upgrade to JDK/JRE version 6 Update 15.

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

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