A vulnerability has been reported in Sun Java Web Start, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.
The vulnerability is caused due to a boundary error within the Java Web Start component (javaws.exe) when processing JNLP files. This can be exploited to cause a stack-based buffer overflow via a specially crafted JNLP file with an overly long codebase attribute.
Successful exploitation allows execution of arbitrary code e.g. when a user visits a malicious website.
The vulnerability is reported in the following versions:
* JRE and JDK 6 Update 1 and earlier
* JRE and JDK 5 Update 11, and earlier
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Subject: Sun Java Web Start JNLP File Processing Buffer Overflow
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