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Sun Java Runtime Environment zip File Processing Bug Lets Remote Users Read Memory Locations
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1021306
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1021306
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-5346   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Dec 5 2008
Original Entry Date:  Dec 4 2008
Impact:   Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): JDK and JRE 5.0 Update 16 and prior; SDK and JRE 1.4.2_18 and prior
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Sun Java Runtime Environment (JRE). A remote user can read certain memory locations on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted applet or application and zip file that, when loaded by the target user, will read arbitrary memory locations in the process that the applet or application is running in.

The University of Oulu reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can read certain memory locations on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued the following Java SE and Java SE for Business releases for Solaris, Windows and Linux:

* JDK and JRE 5.0 Update 17 or later
* SDK and JRE 1.4.2_19 or later

The vendor has issued the following Java SE releases for Solaris, Windows and Linux:

* SDK and JRE 1.3.1_24 or later

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-66-246386-1

Vendor URL:  sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-66-246386-1 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Solaris - SunOS), Windows (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Dec 5 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Sun Java Runtime Environment zip File Processing Bug Lets Remote Users Read Memory Locations
Red Hat has released a fix for java-1.5.0-sun for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.
Dec 5 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Sun Java Runtime Environment zip File Processing Bug Lets Remote Users Read Memory Locations
Red Hat has released a fix for java-1.6.0-sun for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.
Jan 14 2009 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Sun Java Runtime Environment zip File Processing Bug Lets Remote Users Read Memory Locations
Red Hat has released a fix for java-1.5.0-ibm for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.
May 7 2009 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Sun Java Runtime Environment zip File Processing Bug Lets Remote Users Read Memory Locations
Red Hat has released a fix for java-1.5.0-ibm for Red Hat Network Satellite Server.



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