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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-3111

Original release date: 07/09/2008
Last revised: 10/29/2012
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

Multiple buffer overflows in Sun Java Web Start in JDK and JRE 6 before Update 4, JDK and JRE 5.0 before Update 16, and SDK and JRE 1.4.x before 1.4.2_18 allow context-dependent attackers to gain privileges via an untrusted application, as demonstrated by (a) an application that grants itself privileges to (1) read local files, (2) write to local files, or (3) execute local programs; and as demonstrated by (b) a long value associated with a java-vm-args attribute in a j2se tag in a JNLP file, which triggers a stack-based buffer overflow in the GetVMArgsOption function; aka CR 6557220.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 10.0 (HIGH) (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3178
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SA:2008:043
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200911-02
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3179
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20081004 VMSA-2008-0016 VMware Hosted products, VirtualCenter Update 3 and patches for ESX and ESXi resolve multiple security issues
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT
Name: TA08-193A
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-2740
Type: Advisory
External Source: XF
Name: sun-javawebstart-unspecified-bo(43664)
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SA:2008:045
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-08-043/
External Source: SUNALERT
Name: 238905
Type: Patch Information
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20081004 VMSA-2008-0016 VMware Hosted products, VirtualCenter Update 3 and
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 37386
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 32180
Type: Advisory
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2008-0016.html
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0595
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 32179
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 31497
Type: Advisory
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10541
External Source: APPLE
Name: APPLE-SA-2008-09-24
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0790
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 31320
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 31736
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-2056
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1020452
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 32018
Type: Advisory
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SA:2008:042
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 31055
Type: Advisory
External Source: BID
Name: 30148
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20080717 ZDI-08-043: Sun Java Web Start vm args Stack Buffer Overflow
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 31010
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 31600
Type: Advisory

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10541
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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