Sun Java Web Start JNLP File Handling Overflow (102996) (Unix)

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Synopsis :

The remote Unix host has an application that may be prone to a buffer
overflow attack.

Description :

The Java Web Start utility distributed with the version of Sun Java
Runtime Environment (JRE) installed on the remote host may be affected
by a buffer overflow vulnerability. If an attacker can convince a user
on the affected host to open a specially crafted JNLP file, it may be
possible to execute arbitrary code subject to the user's privileges.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?cfe5f4a0
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/473224/30/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/473356/30/0/threaded
http://www.nessus.org/u?7eec761c

Solution :

Upgrade to Sun Java JDK and JRE 6 Update 2 / JDK and JRE 5.0 Update 12
or later and remove, if necessary, any affected versions.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.6
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Misc.

Nessus Plugin ID: 64834 ()

Bugtraq ID: 24832

CVE ID: CVE-2007-3655