Note: This is an archival copy of Security Sun Alert 201672 as previously published on http://sunsolve.sun.com.|
Latest version of this security advisory is available from http://support.oracle.com as Sun Alert 1001245.1.
Date of Resolved Release
A vulnerability in the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) ...
A vulnerability in the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) involving object deserialization could be exploited remotely to cause the Java Virtual Machine to become unresponsive, which is a type of Denial-of-Service (DoS). This issue can affect the JRE if an application that runs on it accepts serialized data from an untrusted source.
Sun acknowledges with thanks, Marc Schoenefeld, for bringing this issue to our attention.
2. Contributing Factors
This issue can occur in the following releases:
Note: JDK and JRE 5.0 and releases prior to SDK and JRE 1.4 are not affected by this issue.
To determine the version of Java on a system, the following command can be run:
% java -fullversion java full version "1.4.1_06-b01"
The Java Runtime Environment (JRE) is unresponsive.
There is no workaround. Please see the "Resolution" section below.
This issue is addressed in the following releases:
J2SE releases are available for download at:
Note: It is recommended that affected versions be removed from your system. For more information, please see the installation notes on the respective java.sun.com download pages.
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