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Bug 404085 - Java web start issues, affects {oracle,sun}-j{re,dk}-1.6.0<=30
Summary: Java web start issues, affects {oracle,sun}-j{re,dk}-1.6.0<=30
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 404071
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Security
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Vulnerabilities (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Security
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-02-16 10:16 UTC by Nico Baggus
Modified: 2012-02-16 10:24 UTC (History)
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Description Nico Baggus 2012-02-16 10:16:56 UTC
Oracle Java Web Start Command Argument Injection Remote Code Execution

TSL ID: TSL20120214-01

1. Affected Software

    Oracle Java Development Kit (JDK) 6 Update 30 and prior
    Oracle Java Development Kit (JDK) 7 Update 2 and prior
    Oracle JavaFX 2.0.2 and prior
    Oracle Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6 Update 30 and prior
    Oracle Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 7 Update 2 and prior


2. Vulnerability Summary

A Java Web Start vulnerability exists in Oracle Java. The vulnerability can be exploited by remote unauthenticated attackers to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.

3. Vulnerability Analysis

Java Web Start enables the deployment and execution of remote applications on a local system. The instructions for application execution are specified in a Java Network Launching Protocol (JNLP) file. An input validation vulnerability exists during the processing of execution parameters. A remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability by enticing a target user to open a crafted JNLP file. In a successful attack, the attacker can execute arbitrary code within the context of the affected user.

4. Vulnerability Detection

TELUS Security Labs has confirmed the vulnerability in:

    Oracle Java Development Kit (JDK) 6 update 28
    Oracle Java Development Kit (JDK) 6 update 29
    Oracle Java Development Kit (JDK) 6 update 30

5. Workaround

There is no known workaround.

6. Vendor Response

Patches have been made available by the vendor to eliminate this vulnerability:

7. Disclosure Timeline

  2011-08-23 Vulnerability reported to the vendor
  2011-08-24 Vendor responds. Investigation into vulnerability is underway
  2011-09-22 Vendor updates TSL on internal status
  2011-10-13 Vendor acknowledges error and commits to fix it
  2011-10-13 TSL acknowledges update
  2011-12-27 Vendor commits to release fix in an upcoming CPU
  2012-02-10 Vendor provides advance notice of patch date
  2012-02-10 TSL acknowledges update
  2012-02-14 Vendor releases advisory and patch
  2012-02-14 Published TSL advisory

8. Credits

Vulnerability Research Team, TELUS Security Labs

9. References



10. About TELUS Security Labs

TELUS Security Labs, formerly Assurent Secure Technologies, is the leading provider of security research. Our research services include:

    * Vulnerability Research
    * Malware Research
    * Signature Development
    * Shellcode Exploit Development
    * Application Protocols
    * Product Security Testing
    * Security Content Development (parsers, reports, alerts)

TELUS Security Labs provides a specialized portfolio of services to assist security product vendors with newly discovered commercial product vulnerabilities and malware attacks. Many of our services are provided on a subscription basis to reduce research costs for our customers. Over 50 of the world's leading security product vendors rely on TELUS Security Labs research.

Reproducible: Always
Comment 1 Agostino Sarubbo gentoo-dev 2012-02-16 10:24:02 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 404071 ***