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Java Runtime Environment UTF-8 Decoding Bug May Let Users Bypass Access Restrictions

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6212

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

Family:
unix
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • VMWare ESX Server 3.5
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2008-5351
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