Sun Java Multiple Security Vulnerabilities Rated Highly Critical


Sun has disclosed multiple security vulnerabilities within their Java product, which are summarized here.  The categories of vulnerabilities include:

1) Security Bypass
2) Exposure of system information
3) Exposure of sensitive information
4) DoS
5) System access

The following Sun products are affected:

Java Web Start 1.x
Java Web Start 5.x
Java Web Start 6.x
Sun Java JDK 1.5.x
Sun Java JDK 1.6.x
Sun Java JRE 1.3.x
Sun Java JRE 1.4.x
Sun Java JRE 1.5.x / 5.x
Sun Java JRE 1.6.x / 6.x
Sun Java SDK 1.3.x
Sun Java SDK 1.4.x

The recommendation is to update your software immediately to a patched version:

JDK and JRE 6 Update 7:
http://java.sun.com/javase/downloads/index.jsp

JDK and JRE 5.0 Update 16:
http://java.sun.com/javase/downloads/index_jdk5.jsp

SDK and JRE 1.4.2_18:
http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.4.2/download.html

SDK and JRE 1.3.1_23 (for customers with Solaris 8 and Vintage Support Offering support contracts):
http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.3/download.html

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