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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-1189

Original release date: 03/06/2008
Last revised: 03/07/2011


Buffer overflow in Java Web Start in Sun JDK and JRE 6 Update 4 and earlier, 5.0 Update 14 and earlier, and SDK/JRE 1.4.2_16 and earlier allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via unknown vectors, a different issue than CVE-2008-1188, aka the "third" issue.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 6.8 (MEDIUM) (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable; Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity: Medium
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: XF
Name: javawebstart-application-priv-escalation(41029)
External Source: SUNALERT
Name: 233323
Type: Patch Information
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3179
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-0770
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2008-0010.html
External Source: XF
Name: javawebstart-unspecified-bo(41135)
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1019549
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0210
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-1856
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SA:2008:018
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0186
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200806-11
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT
Name: TA08-066A
External Source: XF
Name: javawebstart-multiple-unspecified-bo(41133)
External Source: APPLE
Name: APPLE-SA-2008-09-24
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SA:2008:025
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200804-28
Type: Advisory
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9582
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200804-20
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3178
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0267

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9582
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

Vulnerable software and versions

+ Configuration 1
+ OR
* cpe:/a:sun:jdk:1.4.2_16 and previous versions
* cpe:/a:sun:jdk:5.0_update_14 and previous versions
* cpe:/a:sun:jdk:6_update_4 and previous versions
* cpe:/a:sun:jre:1.4.2_16 and previous versions
* cpe:/a:sun:jre:5.0_update_14 and previous versions
* cpe:/a:sun:jre:6_update_4 and previous versions

* Denotes Vulnerable Software
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