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Vulnerability Assessment Details

[GLSA-200702-07] Sun JDK/JRE: Execution of arbitrary code

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Sun JDK/JRE: Execution of arbitrary code

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200702-07
(Sun JDK/JRE: Execution of arbitrary code)


A anonymous researcher discovered that an error in the handling of a
GIF image with a zero width field block leads to a memory corruption
flaw.

Impact

A possible hacker could entice a user to run a specially crafted Java applet
or application that would load a crafted GIF image, which could result
in escalation of rights and unauthorized access to system
resources.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-CVE-2007-0243


Solution:
All Sun Java Development Kit 1.5 users should upgrade to the latest
version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-java/sun-jdk-1.5.0.10"
All Sun Java Development Kit 1.4 users should upgrade to the latest
version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "=dev-java/sun-jdk-1.4.2*"
All Sun Java Runtime Environment 1.5 users should upgrade to the latest
version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-java/sun-jre-bin-1.5.0.10"
All Sun Java Runtime Environment 1.4 users should upgrade to the latest
version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "=dev-java/sun-jre-bin-1.4.2*"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2007 Michel Arboi

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