GLSA-200702-07 : Sun JDK/JRE: Execution of arbitrary code

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200702-07
(Sun JDK/JRE: Execution of arbitrary code)

A anonymous researcher discovered that an error in the handling of a
GIF image with a zero width field block leads to a memory corruption
flaw.

Impact :

An attacker could entice a user to run a specially crafted Java applet
or application that would load a crafted GIF image, which could result
in escalation of privileges and unauthorized access to system
resources.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200702-07.xml

Solution :

All Sun Java Development Kit 1.5 users should upgrade to the latest
version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-java/sun-jdk-1.5.0.10'
All Sun Java Development Kit 1.4 users should upgrade to the latest
version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '=dev-java/sun-jdk-1.4.2*'
All Sun Java Runtime Environment 1.5 users should upgrade to the latest
version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-java/sun-jre-bin-1.5.0.10'
All Sun Java Runtime Environment 1.4 users should upgrade to the latest
version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '=dev-java/sun-jre-bin-1.4.2*'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 24368 (gentoo_GLSA-200702-07.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-0243