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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Oracle Java SE Vendors:   Sun
(HP Issues Fix) Java Runtime Environment Buffer Overflows Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1017730
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1017730
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-6731   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Mar 7 2007
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 5.0 Update 7 and prior versions
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Java Runtime Environment (JRE). A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted Java applet that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger buffer overflows and gain elevated privileges or execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Sun credits Chris Evans with reporting these vulnerabilities.

The original advisory is available at:

http://scary.beasts.org/security/CESA-2005-008.txt

Impact:   A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   HP has issued a fix, available at:

http://www.hp.com/go/java

For Java 1.5.0.00.00, update to Java 1.5.0.06 or subsequent.

For Java 1.4.2.11 and earlier, update to revision 1.4.2.11 or subsequent.

For Java 1.3.1.19 or earlier, update to revision 1.3.1.20 so subsequent.

The HP advisory is available at:

http://www2.itrc.hp.com/service/cki/docDisplay.do?docId=c00876579

Vendor URL:  sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-102729-1 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  UNIX (HP/UX)
Underlying OS Comments:  B.11.11 and B.11.23

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Dec 20 2006 Java Runtime Environment Buffer Overflows Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code



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