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Sun Java JRE GIF Image Processing Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

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Release Date:  2007-01-17    Last Update:  2007-01-18    Views:  54,317

Secunia Advisory SA23757

Where:

From remote

Impact:

System access

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

CVE Reference(s):

Description


A vulnerability has been reported in Sun Java Runtime Environment (JRE), which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a vulnerable system.

The vulnerability is caused due to an error when processing GIF images and can be exploited to cause a heap-based buffer overflow via a specially crafted GIF image with an image width of 0.

Successful exploitation allows execution of arbitrary code.

The vulnerability is reported in the following versions:
* JDK and JRE 5.0 Update 9 and prior.
* SDK and JRE 1.4.2_12 and prior.
* SDK and JRE 1.3.1_18 and prior.


Solution:
Updated to fixed versions.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
Discovered by an anonymous person and reported via ZDI.

Original Advisory:
Sun Microsystems:
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-102760-1

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

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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