Sun Java vulnerability reported
The bad guys *love* exploiting Sun Java, and a vulnerability has been reported in Sun JRE, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.
The vulnerability is caused due to an unspecified error within the handling of Java applets. This can be exploited by malicious, untrusted applets to read and write local files, or to execute local applications.
The vulnerability is reported in the following products:
* JDK and JRE 6 Update 2 and earlier
* JDK and JRE 5.0 Update 12 and earlier
* SDK and JRE 1.4.2_15 and earlier
* SDK and JRE 1.3.1_20 and earlier
The solution is to update to the latest version of the affected software, or apply the relevant patches.
JDK and JRE 6 Update 3 or later
JDK and JRE 5.0 Update 13 or later:
SDK and JRE 1.4.2_16 or later:
SDK and JRE 1.3.1_21 or later (Windows and Solaris 8 only):