GLSA-200503-28 : Sun Java: Web Start argument injection vulnerability

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200503-28
(Sun Java: Web Start argument injection vulnerability)

Jouko Pynnonen discovered that Java Web Start contains a vulnerability
in the way it handles property tags in JNLP files.

Impact :

By enticing a user to open a malicious JNLP file, a remote attacker
could pass command line arguments to the Java Virtual machine, which
can be used to bypass the Java 'sandbox' and to execute arbitrary code
with the permissions of the user running the application.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://jouko.iki.fi/adv/ws.html
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-57740-1
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200503-28.xml

Solution :

All Sun JDK users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-java/sun-jdk-1.4.2.07'
All Sun JRE users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-java/sun-jre-bin-1.4.2.07'

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 17615 (gentoo_GLSA-200503-28.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-0836