Sun Java Web Start Remote Command Execution Vulnerability (Linux)

Published: 2008-11-05 12:21:04
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database (NVD)

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Impact:
Successful exploitation allows remote code execution on the client machines.

Affected Versions:
Sun J2SE 6.0 Update 10 and earlier.

Technical Details:
The flaw exists due to weakness in the BasicService showDocument method which does not validate the inputs appropriately. This can be exploited using a specially crafted Java Web Start application via file:\\ URL argument to the showDocument method.

Recommendations:
No known solution was made available for at least one year since the disclosure of this vulnerability. Likely none will be provided anymore. General solution options are to upgrade to a newer release, disable respective features, remove the product or replace the product by another one.

Summary:
This host is running Sun Java Web Start and is prone to Remote Command Execution Vulnerability.

Solution Type:
Vendor will not fix

Detection Type:
Executable Unreliable

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2008-4910

SecurityFocus Bugtraq ID:

https://www.securityfocus.com/bid/31916

References:

http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/46119
http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/bugtraq/2008-10/0192.html

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Severity
High
CVSS Score
10.0

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