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

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 17615


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


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.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 17615

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200503-28.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/03/25

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:sun-jdk, p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:sun-jre-bin, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2005/03/24

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/03/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0836

OSVDB: 14899

GLSA: 200503-28