Sun Java Web Start JNLP File Handling Overflow (102996)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

There is reportedly a buffer overflow in the Java Web Start utility
distributed with the version of Sun Java Runtime Environment (JRE)
installed on the remote host. If an attacker can convince a user on
the affected host to open a specially crafted JNLP file, arbitrary
code could be executed subject to the user's privileges.

See also :

http://research.eeye.com/html/advisories/published/AD20070705.html
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 : 5.3
(CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Windows

Nessus Plugin ID: 25693 ()

Bugtraq ID: 24832

CVE ID: CVE-2007-3655

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