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Java Runtime Environment (JRE) Flaws in Storing and Processing Temporary Font Files Let Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1021917
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1021917
CVE Reference:   CVE-2009-1100   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Mar 26 2009
Original Entry Date:  Mar 26 2009
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): Prior to 6 Update 13
Description:   Two vulnerabilities were reported in Java Runtime Environment (JRE). A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.

A remote user can create an applet or Java Web Start application that, when loaded by the target user, will consume excessive disk space on the target user's system. The vulnerability occurs in the storage and processing of temporary font files.

Marc Schoenefeld reported one of these vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.
Solution:   The vendor 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

Java SE releases are available at:

JDK and JRE 6 Update 13:

http://java.sun.com/javase/downloads/index.jsp

JRE 6 Update 13:

http://java.com/

Through the Java Update tool for Microsoft Windows users

JDK 6 Update 13 for Solaris is available in the following patches:

* Java SE 6 Update 13 (as delivered in patch 125136-14 or later)
* Java SE 6 Update 13 (as delivered in patch 125137-14 or later (64bit))
* Java SE 6 x86 Update 13 (as delivered in patch 125138-14 or later)
* Java SE 6 x86 Update 13 (as delivered in patch 125139-14 or later (64bit))

JDK and JRE 5.0 Update 18:

http://java.sun.com/javase/downloads/index_jdk5.jsp

JDK 5.0 Update 18 for Solaris is available in the following patches:

* J2SE 5.0 Update 18 (as delivered in patch 118666-19 or later)
* J2SE 5.0 Update 18 (as delivered in patch 118667-19 or later (64bit))
* J2SE 5.0 x86 Update 18 (as delivered in patch 118668-19 or later)
* J2SE 5.0 x86 Update 18 (as delivered in patch 118669-19 or later (64bit))

Java SE for Business releases are available at:

http://www.sun.com/software/javaseforbusiness/getit_download.jsp

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-66-254608-1

Vendor URL:  sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-66-254608-1 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Resource 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) Flaws in Storing and Processing Temporary Font Files Let Remote Users Deny Service
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) Flaws in Storing and Processing Temporary Font Files Let Remote Users Deny Service
Red Hat has released a fix for java-1.6.0-sun for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.
May 19 2009 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Java Runtime Environment (JRE) Flaws in Storing and Processing Temporary Font Files Let Remote Users Deny Service
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) Flaws in Storing and Processing Temporary Font Files Let Remote Users Deny Service
HP has issued a fix for HP-UX 11.11, 11.23, and 11.31.



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