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Sun Java JRE vulnerable to arbitrary code execution via an undetermined error

Vulnerability Note VU#149457

Original Release Date: 2007-01-09 | Last Revised: 2007-05-16

Overview

A vulnerability in the Sun Java Runtime Environment may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.

Description

The Sun Java Runtime Environment (JRE) allows users to run Java applications in a browser or as standalone programs. Sun has made the JRE available for multiple operating systems.

The following statement is from Sunsolve Document ID 102729:
Two buffer overflow vulnerabilities in the Java Runtime Environment may independently allow an untrusted applet to elevate its privileges. For example, an applet may grant itself permissions to read and write local files or execute local applications that are accessible to the user running the untrusted applet.

Sun acknowledges, with thanks, Chris Evans, for bringing these issues to our attention.

Impact

A remote unauthenticated attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code.

Solution

Upgrade
Sun has released an upgrade to address this issue. See Sunsolve Document ID 102729 for more details. To adjust the JRE update settings, see the update section of the Java deployment guide.

Disable Java

Disabling the Java browser plugin may prevent a malicious web page from exploiting this vulnerability. See Securing Your Web Browser for instructions on how to disable Java in your browser.

Vendor Information

149457
 
Affected   Unknown   Unaffected

Sun Microsystems, Inc.

Updated:  January 23, 2007

Status

  Vulnerable

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Apple Computer, Inc.

Notified:  January 18, 2007 Updated:  January 18, 2007

Status

  Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.


CVSS Metrics

Group Score Vector
Base N/A N/A
Temporal N/A N/A
Environmental N/A

References

Acknowledgements

Sun thanks Chris Evans for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Ryan Giobbi.

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2006-6731
Severity Metric: 24.24
Date Public: 2006-12-20
Date First Published: 2007-01-09
Date Last Updated: 2007-05-16 18:58 UTC
Document Revision: 32

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