Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 236893
CVE-2007-0243 GIF buffer overflow
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:06:55 EST
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #236892 +++
In January 2007 a flaw was found affecting the SUN JRE; "Buffer overflow in Sun
JDK and Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 5.0 Update 9 and earlier, SDK and JRE
1.4.2_12 and earlier, and SDK and JRE 1.3.1_18 and earlier allows applets to
gain privileges via a GIF image with a block with a 0 width field, which
triggers memory corruption."
On 17th April 2007 IBM updated their alerts page to note that this issue
affected the IBM JRE and was fixed in 1.4.2 SR8
Also affects RHEL4Extras, RHEL3Extras
We shipped IBM JRE version 1.3.1 with RHEL2.1; note that the IBM page
http://www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/java/jdk/alerts/ states that there is no
1.3.1 update, but "1.3.1 iFixes are available on request"
(In reply to comment #1)
> We shipped IBM JRE version 1.3.1 with RHEL2.1; note that the IBM page
> http://www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/java/jdk/alerts/ states that there is no
> 1.3.1 update, but "1.3.1 iFixes are available on request"
I've requested these updates from my IBM contact.
This flaw was fixe din Java 1.3.1, which we released in RHSA-2007:0072.