Note: This is an archival copy of Security Sun Alert 263428 as previously published on http://sunsolve.sun.com.|
Latest version of this security advisory is available from http://support.oracle.com as Sun Alert 1020709.1.
Date of Resolved Release
An integer overflow vulnerability in the Java Runtime Environment when parsing JPEG images may allow an untrusted Java Web Start application to escalate privileges:
An integer overflow vulnerability in the Java Runtime Environment when parsing JPEG images may allow an untrusted Java Web Start application to escalate privileges. For example, an untrusted application may grant itself permissions to read and write local files or execute local applications that are accessible to the user running the untrusted Java Web Start application.
Sun acknowledges with thanks, an anonymous researcher working with the Zero Day Initiative (http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/) and TippingPoint (http://www.tippingpoint.com) for bringing this issue to our attention.
2. Contributing Factors
This issue can occur in the following Java SE and Java SE for Business releases for Windows, Solaris, and Linux:
To determine the default version of the JRE that Internet Explorer uses, visit the URL:
Java(TM) Platform SE 6 U13In this example, the version of the JRE that the browser uses is 6 Update 13.
There are no reliable symptoms that would indicate the described issues have been exploited.
There is no workaround for this issue. Please see the Resolution section below.
This issue is addressed in the following Java SE and Java SE for Business releases for Windows, Solaris, and Linux:
Note: 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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