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JRE UTF-8 Decoder

Severity
8
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
12/05/2008
Created
07/25/2018
Added
11/18/2009
Modified
09/13/2018

Description

The Java Runtime Environment (JRE) for Sun JDK and JRE 6 Update 10 and earlier, JDK and JRE 5.0 Update 16 and earlier, SDK and JRE 1.4.2_18 and earlier as well as SDK and JRE 1.3.1_23 and earlier accepts UTF-8 encodings that are not the "shortest" form. This makes it easier for attackers to bypass protection mechanisms for other applications that rely on shortest-form UTF-8 encodings.

Solution(s)

  • jre-upgrade-latest

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