A vulnerability has been reported in Sun JRE, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.
The vulnerability is caused due to an unspecified error in the parsing of fonts contained in Java applets. This can be exploited by malicious, untrusted applets to read and write local files, or to execute local applications.
The vulnerability is reported in the following products:
* JDK and JRE 5.0 Update 9 and earlier
* SDK and JRE 1.4.2_14 and earlier
SDK and JRE 1.3.1_xx are not affected by the vulnerability.
Solution: Update to the latest versions or apply patches:
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Subject: Sun JRE Font Parsing Vulnerability
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