Note: This is an archival copy of Security Sun Alert 254569 as previously published on http://sunsolve.sun.com.|
Latest version of this security advisory is available from http://support.oracle.com as Sun Alert 1020224.1.
Date of Resolved Release
Security vulnerabilities in the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) LDAP implementation may allow a Denial of Service (DoS) and malicious code to be executed:
A security vulnerability in the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) with initializing LDAP connections may be exploited by a remote client to cause a Denial of Service (DoS) condition on the LDAP service.
A security vulnerability in Java Runtime Environment LDAP client implementation may allow malicious data from an LDAP server to cause malicious code to be unexpectedly loaded and executed on an LDAP client.
2. Contributing Factors
These issues can occur in the following Java SE and Java SE for Business releases for Windows, Solaris, and Linux:
% java -versionTo determine the default version of the JRE that Internet Explorer uses, see the following URL:
Java(TM) Platform SE 6 U11In this example, the version of the JRE that the browser uses is 6 Update 11.
If the issue described in CR 6717680 occurs, the LDAP service may be unresponsive.
There are no reliable symptoms that would indicate the issue described in CR 6737315 has been exploited.
There are no workarounds for theses issues. Please see the Resolution section below.
These issues are addressed in the following releases:
JDK and JRE 6 Update 13:
Note 1: Java SE releases SDK and JRE 1.4.2 have completed the Sun End of Service Life (EOSL) process. Sun recommends that users upgrade to the latest Java SE release. Customers interested in continuing to receive critical fixes on SDK and JRE 1.4.2 are encouraged to migrate to Java SE for Business.
Note 2: SDK and JRE 1.3.1 has completed the Sun End of Service Life (EOSL) process and is only supported for customers with Solaris 8 and Vintage Support Offering support contracts (see http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.3/download.html). Sun strongly recommends that users upgrade to the latest Java SE release.
Note 3: When installing a new version of the product from a source other than a Solaris patch, it is recommended that the old affected versions be removed from your system. To remove old affected versions on the Windows platform, please see:
For more information on Security Sun Alerts, see 1009886.1.
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Java Platform, Standard Edition 6 (Java SE 6)
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