A vulnerability in the Sun Java Runtime Environment may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.
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. When a GIF image with a specified width of 0 is processed, the Sun JRE will overwrite memory contents, which can cause pointer corruption.
Note that exploit code for this vulnerability is publicly available.
A remote unauthenticated attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code.
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Thanks to ZDI for reporting this vulnerability, who in turn credit an anonymous researcher.
This document was written by Will Dormann.
|Date First Published:||2007-01-17|
|Date Last Updated:||2007-05-16 18:57 UTC|