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JRE Non-English Update Flaw

Severity CVSS Published Added Modified
8 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) November 05, 2009 November 18, 2009 July 16, 2012

Available Exploits 

Description

The Java Update functionality in Java Runtime Environment (JRE) in Sun Java SE in JDK and JRE 5.0 before Update 22 as well as JDK and JRE 6 before Update 17, when a non-English version of Windows is used, does not retrieve available new JRE versions, which allows remote attackers to leverage vulnerabilities in older releases of this software.

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References

Solution

  • Oracle JRE >= 1.6.0.0 and < 1.6.0.17

    Upgrade to Oracle Java version 1.6.0.17

    Upgrade your copy of the Java Runtime Environment to 1.6.0.17, which can be downloaded from here.

  • Oracle JRE >= 1.5.0.0 and < 1.5.0.22

    Upgrade to Oracle Java version 1.5.0.22

    Upgrade your copy of the Java Runtime Environment to 1.5.0.22, which can be downloaded from here.

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