Secunia Research: Sun Java JDK/JRE Soundbank Resource Name Buffer Overflow

2010-03-31T00:00:00
ID SECURITYVULNS:DOC:23500
Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2010-03-31T00:00:00

Description

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                 Secunia Research 31/03/2010

- Sun Java JDK/JRE Soundbank Resource Name Buffer Overflow -

====================================================================== Table of Contents

Affected Software....................................................1 Severity.............................................................2 Vendor's Description of Software.....................................3 Description of Vulnerability.........................................4 Solution.............................................................5 Time Table...........................................................6 Credits..............................................................7 References...........................................................8 About Secunia........................................................9 Verification........................................................10

====================================================================== 1) Affected Software

  • Sun Java JDK/JRE 1.6 Update 17

NOTE: Other versions may also be affected.

====================================================================== 2) Severity

Rating: Highly critical Impact: System access Where: From remote

====================================================================== 3) Vendor's Description of Software

"Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE) lets you develop and deploy Java applications on desktops and servers, as well as today's demanding Embedded and Real-Time environments.".

Product Link: http://java.sun.com/javase/

====================================================================== 4) Description of Vulnerability

Secunia Research has discovered a vulnerability in Sun Java JDK/JRE, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.

The vulnerability is caused by a sign-extension error when parsing the length of a resource name in a Soundbank file and can be exploited to cause a stack-based buffer overflow.

Successful exploitation may allow execution of arbitrary code.

====================================================================== 5) Solution

Update to a fixed version.

====================================================================== 6) Time Table

11/11/2009 - Vendor notified. 12/11/2009 - Vendor response. 31/03/2010 - Public disclosure.

====================================================================== 7) Credits

Discovered by Dyon Balding, Secunia Research.

====================================================================== 8) References

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project had originally assigned a CVE identifier for this vulnerability, but the vendor has apparently assigned a new one. It is currently unclear which one.

====================================================================== 9) About Secunia

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====================================================================== 10) Verification

Please verify this advisory by visiting the Secunia website: http://secunia.com/secunia_research/2009-49/

Complete list of vulnerability reports published by Secunia Research: http://secunia.com/secunia_research/

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