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Java Runtime Environment (JRE) Buffer Overflow in Processing Image Files and Fonts Lets Remote Users Gain Privileges on the Target System
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1021913
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1021913
CVE Reference:   CVE-2009-1097, CVE-2009-1098, CVE-2009-1099   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Mar 26 2009
Original Entry Date:  Mar 25 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:   Sun has issued a fix.

* JDK and JRE 6 Update 13 or later
* JDK and JRE 5.0 Update 18 or later

and in the following Java SE for Business release for Windows, Solaris, and Linux:

* SDK and JRE 1.4.2_20 or later

and in the following Java SE release for Windows and Solaris:

* SDK and JRE 1.3.1_25 or later

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-66-254571-1

Vendor URL:  sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-66-254571-1 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary 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.
Mar 26 2009 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Java Runtime Environment (JRE) Buffer Overflow in Processing Image Files and Fonts Lets Remote Users Gain Privileges on the Target System
Red Hat has released a fix for java-1.5.0-sun for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.
Mar 26 2009 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Java Runtime Environment (JRE) Buffer Overflow in Processing Image Files and Fonts Lets Remote Users Gain Privileges on the Target System
Red Hat has released a fix for java-1.6.0-sun for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.
Apr 8 2009 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Java Runtime Environment (JRE) Buffer Overflow in Processing Image Files and Fonts Lets Remote Users Gain Privileges on the Target System
Red Hat has released a fix for java-1.6.0-openjdk for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
May 19 2009 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Java Runtime Environment (JRE) Buffer Overflow in Processing Image Files and Fonts Lets Remote Users Gain Privileges on the Target System
Red Hat has released a fix for java-1.5.0-ibm for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.
May 27 2009 (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
HP has issued a fix for HP-UX 11.11, 11.23, and 11.31.
Jun 15 2009 (Apple Issues Fix) Java Runtime Environment (JRE) Buffer Overflow in Processing Image Files and Fonts Lets Remote Users Gain Privileges on the Target System
Apple has released a fix for Mac OS X 10.5.
Jun 15 2009 (Apple Issues Fix) Java Runtime Environment (JRE) Buffer Overflow in Processing Image Files and Fonts Lets Remote Users Gain Privileges on the Target System
Apple has released a fix for Mac OS X 10.4.



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