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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Java Runtime Environment (JRE) Vendors:   Sun
Java Runtime Environment (JRE) XML Parsing Bug Lets Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1022680
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1022680
CVE Reference:   CVE-2009-2625   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Aug 7 2009
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 6 Update 14 and prior, 5.0 Update 19 and prior
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Java Runtime Environment (JRE). A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.

A remote user can create specially crafted XML to trigger a flaw in JRE in the parsing of XML data to cause unspecified denial of service conditions.

CERT-FI and Jukka Taimisto, Tero Rontti, and Rauli Kaksonen from the CROSS project at Codenomicon Ltd reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix for Windows, Solaris, and Linux:

* JDK and JRE 6 Update 15 or later
* JDK and JRE 5.0 Update 20 or later

Java SE releases are available at:

JDK and JRE 6 Update 15:

http://java.sun.com/javase/downloads/index.jsp

JRE 6 Update 15:

http://java.com/

through the Java Update tool for Microsoft Windows users.

JDK 6 Update 15 for Solaris is available in the following patches:

* Java SE 6 Update 15 (as delivered in patch 125136-16)
* Java SE 6 Update 15 (as delivered in patch 125137-16 (64bit))
* Java SE 6_x86 Update 15 (as delivered in patch 125138-16)
* Java SE 6_x86 Update 15 (as delivered in patch 125139-16 (64bit))

JDK and JRE 5.0 Update 20:

http://java.sun.com/javase/downloads/index_jdk5.jsp

JDK 5.0 Update 20 for Solaris is available in the following patches:

* J2SE 5.0 Update 18 (as delivered in patch 118666-21)
* J2SE 5.0 Update 18 (as delivered in patch 118667-21 (64bit))
* J2SE 5.0_x86 Update 18 (as delivered in patch 118668-21)
* J2SE 5.0_x86 Update 18 (as delivered in patch 118669-21 (64bit))

Java SE for Business releases are available at:

http://www.sun.com/software/javaseforbusiness/getit_download.jsp

Note: When installing a new version of the product from a source other than a Solaris patch, it is recommended that the old affected versions be removed from your system. To remove old affected versions on the Windows platform, please see:

http://www.java.com/en/download/help/5000010800.xml

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-66-263489-1

Vendor URL:  sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-66-263489-1 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Not specified
Underlying OS:   Linux (Any), UNIX (Solaris - SunOS), Windows (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Aug 7 2009 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Java Runtime Environment (JRE) XML Parsing Bug Lets Remote Users Deny Service   (bugzilla@redhat.com)
Red Hat has released a fix for java-1.5.0-sun for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.
Aug 7 2009 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Java Runtime Environment (JRE) XML Parsing Bug Lets Remote Users Deny Service   (bugzilla@redhat.com)
Red Hat has released a fix for java-1.6.0-sun for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.
Aug 28 2009 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Java Runtime Environment (JRE) XML Parsing Bug Lets Remote Users Deny Service   (bugzilla@redhat.com)
Red Hat has released a fix for java-1.5.0-ibm for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 Extras and 5 Supplementary.
Sep 3 2009 (Apple Issues Fix) Java Runtime Environment (JRE) XML Parsing Bug Lets Remote Users Deny Service
Apple has issued a fix for Mac OS X 10.5.
Oct 15 2009 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Java Runtime Environment (JRE) XML Parsing Bug Lets Remote Users Deny Service   (bugzilla@redhat.com)
Red Hat has released a fix for java-1.4.2-ibm for Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras 3, 4, and 5.
Nov 5 2009 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Java Runtime Environment (JRE) XML Parsing Bug Lets Remote Users Deny Service   (bugzilla@redhat.com)
Red Hat has issued a fix for java-1.4.2-ibm for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5 for SAP.
Nov 12 2009 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Java Runtime Environment (JRE) XML Parsing Bug Lets Remote Users Deny Service   (bugzilla@redhat.com)
Red Hat has issued a fix for java-1.6.0-ibm for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 Extras and 5 Supplementary.
Dec 15 2009 (Sun Issues Fix for Sun Java System Application Server) Java Runtime Environment (JRE) XML Parsing Bug Lets Remote Users Deny Service
Sun has issued a fix for Sun Java System Application Server 8.x.
Jun 13 2012 (Red Hat Issues Fix for JBoss) Java Runtime Environment (JRE) XML Parsing Bug Lets Remote Users Deny Service   (bugzilla@redhat.com)
Red Hat has issued a fix for JBoss Operations Network.



 Source Message Contents

Date:  Thu, 6 Aug 2009 23:59:49 -0400
Subject:  http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-66-263489-1


263489

A Security Vulnerability in the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) With Parsing XML Data May Allow a Remote Client to Create a Denial of Service (DoS) Condition

http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-66-263489-1

CVE-2009-2625
 
 


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