Sun JRE 5.0 before update 14 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (Internet Explorer crash) via an object tag with an encoded applet and an undefined name attribute, which triggers a NULL pointer dereference in jpiexp32.dll when the applet is decoded and passed to the JVM.
CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable; Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows disruption of service
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20080108 Corsaire Security Advisory: Sun J2RE DoS issue
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