ZDI-09-076: Sun Java HsbParser.getSoundBank Stack Buffer Overflow Vulnerability http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-09-076 November 4, 2009
-- Affected Vendors: Sun Microsystems
-- Affected Products: Sun Microsystems Java Runtime
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-- Vulnerability Details: This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Sun Microsystems Java. User interaction is required in that a user must open a malicious file or visit a malicious web page.
The specific flaw exists in the parsing of long file:// URL arguments to the getSoundbank() function. Due to a lack of bounds checking on user supplied data a stack overflow can occur leading to remote code execution. Exploitation of this vulnerability can lead to system compromise under the credentials of the currently logged in user.
-- Vendor Response: Sun Microsystems has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
-- Disclosure Timeline: 2009-06-23 - Vulnerability reported to vendor 2009-11-04 - Coordinated public release of advisory
-- Credit: This vulnerability was discovered by: * Anonymous
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