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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Oracle Java Web Start Vendors:   Sun
Java Web Start Stack Overflow in Command Launcher Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1022820
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2009-2205   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Sep 4 2009
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Java Web Start. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted Java Web Start application that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a stack overflow in the command launcher and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Chris Ries of Carnegie Mellon University Computing Services reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create a Java Web Start application that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   Apple has issued a fix for Mac OS X. Java for Mac OS X 10.5 Update 5 may be obtained from the Software Update pane in System Preferences, or Apple's Software Downloads web site at:

The download file is named: JavaForMacOSX10.5Update5.dmg
Its SHA-1 digest is: 20dd590192fb81a8f164b73727295ed2ac4f1693

The Apple advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  UNIX (macOS/OS X)
Underlying OS Comments:  Other operating systems may be affected.

Message History:   None.

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