Sun patches serious Java flaws

Posted by   Virus Bulletin on   Oct 5, 2007

Critical vulnerabilities covered by urgent patches.

Sun Microsystems has issued a series of patches to fix several vulnerabilities in its popular Java software. Successful exploitation of the flaws could allow remote access to systems and data.

The string of flaws affect various versions of Java Runtime Environment (JRE), Java Web Start and other implementations, on Linux and Solaris platforms as well as Windows. They could allow unauthorised access to network services as well as web pages and local files, allowing spam relaying, cross-site scripting, data harvesting and possibly complete system compromise.

Users are, as always, advised to ensure their software is fully patched and up to date. Details of all the vulnerabilities, along with links to the appropriate patches and upgrades, are on the Sun security blog here. A summary of the issues at Secunia is here.

Posted on 05 October 2007 by Virus Bulletin



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