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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Oracle Java SE Vendors:   Sun
(HP Issues Fix) Java Runtime Environment GIF Image Buffer Overflow Lets Remote Applets Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1017733
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1017733
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-0243   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Mar 7 2007
Impact:   Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information, Execution of arbitrary code via network, Modification of system information, Modification of user information, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 5.0 Update 9 and prior versions
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Sun's Java Runtime Environment (JRE). A remote user can gain elevated privileges on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted GIF image that, when loaded by an applet on the target user's system, will trigger a buffer overflow and allow the applet to obtain elevated privileges. The applet can read and write local files or execute applications on the target user's system with the privileges of the target user.

A GIF image with an image width set to zero can trigger this flaw.

The vendor was reported on June 16, 2006.

Sun credits TippingPoint with reporting this vulnerability.

The original advisory is available at:

http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-07-005.html

Impact:   A remote user can create an image that, when loaded by an applet on the target user's system, will allow the applet to gain elevated privileges on the target user's 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=1-26-102760-1 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  UNIX (HP/UX)
Underlying OS Comments:  B.11.11 and B.11.23

Message History:   This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.
Jan 16 2007 Java Runtime Environment GIF Image Buffer Overflow Lets Remote Applets Gain Elevated Privileges



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