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:

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.

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.

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)

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