ZDI-09-076: Sun Java HsbParser.getSoundBank Stack Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

2009-11-05T00:00:00
ID SECURITYVULNS:DOC:22733
Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2009-11-05T00:00:00

Description

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:

http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-66-270474-1

-- 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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