Sun Java JRE jpiexp32.dll NULL Pointer Remote DoS

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Synopsis :

The remote Windows host has an application that is prone to a denial
of service attack.

Description :

According to its version number, the Sun Java Runtime Environment
(JRE) installed on the remote host reportedly contains an issue in
'jpiexp32.dll' that can lead to a NULL pointer exception when an HTML
object references a Java applet but does not define the 'name'
attribute. If a remote attacker can trick a user on the affected host
into visiting a specially crafted web page, this issue could be
leveraged to cause the JRE and Internet Explorer to crash.

See also :

http://research.corsaire.com/advisories/c060905-002.txt
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/485942/100/0/threaded

Solution :

Upgrade to Sun Java 2 JDK and JRE 5.0 update 14 or later.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.7
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Windows

Nessus Plugin ID: 30148 ()

Bugtraq ID: 27185

CVE ID: CVE-2007-0012

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