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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Oracle Java SE Vendors:   Sun
(HP Issues Fix for HP-UX) Java Runtime Environment (JRE) Buffer Overflow in Processing Image Files and Fonts Lets Remote Users Gain Privileges on the Target System
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1022286
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1022286
CVE Reference:   CVE-2009-1097, CVE-2009-1098, CVE-2009-1099   (Links to External Site)
Date:  May 27 2009
Impact:   Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information, Execution of arbitrary code via network, Modification of user information, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 6 Update 13
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Java Runtime Environment (JRE). A remote user can read/write files and execute applications on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted applet or Java Web Start application that, when loaded by the target user, will gain elevated privileges on the target system. The application can access files and web pages and potentially execute arbitrary code on the target system.

PNG and GIF images are affected.

Fonts are affected.

regenrecht working with iDefense VCP reported some of these vulnerabilities. Sean Larsson of iDefense reported one of these vulnerabilities.

Impact:   A remote user can create an application that, when loaded by the target user via the command line, will read/write files and execute applications on the target user's system with the privileges of the target user.
Solution:   HP has issued a fix.

For Java v6.0.03 and earlier, update to Java v6.0.04 or subsequent.
For Java v5.0.15 and earlier, update to Java v5.0.16 or subsequent.
For Java v1.4.2.21 and earlier, update to Java v1.4.2.22 or subsequent.

The HP advisory is available at:

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c01745133

Vendor URL:  sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-66-254571-1 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  UNIX (HP/UX)
Underlying OS Comments:  11.11, 11.23, 11.31

Message History:   This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.
Mar 25 2009 Java Runtime Environment (JRE) Buffer Overflow in Processing Image Files and Fonts Lets Remote Users Gain Privileges on the Target System



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