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Sun Java Web Start Remote Command Execution Vulnerability (Linux)

Information

Severity

Severity

Critical

Family

Family

Gain a shell remotely

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

10.0

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Wont Fix

Created

Created

13 years ago

Modified

Modified

3 years ago

Summary

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

Insight

Insight

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.

Affected Software

Affected Software

Sun J2SE 6.0 Update 10 and earlier.

Solution

Solution

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.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)