GLSA-200503-28 : Sun Java: Web Start argument injection vulnerability
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 17615
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe 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.
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.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll 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'