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Sun Java Runtime Environment Buffer Overflow in unpack200 Utility Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1021312
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1021312
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-5352   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Dec 5 2008
Original Entry Date:  Dec 5 2008
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): JDK and JRE 6 Update 10 and prior; JDK and JRE 5.0 Update 16 and prior
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Sun Java Runtime Environment (JRE). A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted applet that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a buffer overflow in the "unpack200" JAR unpacking utility and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

The vendor was notified on October 2, 2008.

regenrecht reported this vulnerability via iDefense.

Impact:   A remote user can create an applet that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued the following Java SE and Java SE for Business releases for Solaris, Windows and Linux:

* JDK and JRE 6 Update 11 or later
* JDK and JRE 5.0 Update 17 or later

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-66-244992-1

Vendor URL:  sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-66-244992-1 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Solaris - SunOS), Windows (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Dec 5 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Sun Java Runtime Environment Buffer Overflow in unpack200 Utility Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has released a fix for java-1.5.0-sun for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.
Dec 5 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Sun Java Runtime Environment Buffer Overflow in unpack200 Utility Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has released a fix for java-1.6.0-sun for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.
Jan 14 2009 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Sun Java Runtime Environment Buffer Overflow in unpack200 Utility Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has released a fix for java-1.5.0-ibm for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.
Jan 14 2009 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Sun Java Runtime Environment Buffer Overflow in unpack200 Utility Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has released a fix for java-1.6.0-ibm for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.
May 7 2009 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Sun Java Runtime Environment Buffer Overflow in unpack200 Utility Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has released a fix for java-1.5.0-ibm for Red Hat Network Satellite Server.



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