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Sun Java Runtime Environment GIF Image Buffer Overflow Vulnerability (102760) Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Checks version of Sun JRE

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Synopsis :

The remote Windows host has a version of Sun's Java Runtime
Environment that is affected by a buffer overflow vulnerability.

Description :

According to its version number, the Sun JRE installed on the remote
host has a buffer overflow issue that can be triggered when parsing a
GIF image with the image width in an image block set to 0. If an
attacker can trick a user on the affected system into processing a
specially-crafted image file, say by visiting a malicious web site, he
may be able to leverage this flaw to execute arbitrary code on the
affected system subject to the user's rights.

See also :

Solution :

Update to Sun Java 2 JDK and JRE 5.0 Update 10 / SDK and JRE 1.4.2_13
/ SDK and JRE 1.3.1_19 or later and remove if necessary any affected

Threat Level:

High / CVSS Base Score : 8.0

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