Note: This is an archival copy of Security Sun Alert 263489 as previously published on http://sunsolve.sun.com.|
Latest version of this security advisory is available from http://support.oracle.com as Sun Alert 1020713.1.
Date of Resolved Release
A Security Vulnerability in the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) With Parsing XML Data May Allow a Remote Client to Create a Denial of Service (DoS) Condition
A vulnerability in the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) with parsing XML data may allow a remote client to create a Denial of Service (DoS) condition on the system that the JRE runs on.
This issue is referenced in the following document:
CVE-2009-2625 at http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-2625
Sun acknowledges with thanks, Jukka Taimisto, Tero Rontti and Rauli Kaksonen from the CROSS project at Codenomicon Ltd, and CERT-FI 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 version of Java installed on a system, the following command can be used:
% java -version3. Symptoms
The application or system that runs on the JRE may become unresponsive.
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:
JDK and JRE 6 Update 15:
JRE 6 Update 15:
through the Java Update tool for Microsoft Windows users.
JDK 6 Update 15 for Solaris is available in the following patches:
JDK 5.0 Update 20 for Solaris is available in the following patches:
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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