Advisory Details

December 4th, 2008

Sun Java AWT Library Sandbox Violation Vulnerability

ZDI-08-080
ZDI-CAN-319

CVE ID CVE-2008-5359
CVSS SCORE
AFFECTED VENDORS Sun Microsystems
AFFECTED PRODUCTS Java Runtime
TREND MICRO CUSTOMER PROTECTION Trend Micro TippingPoint IPS customers are protected against this vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 6249. For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS: http://www.tippingpoint.com
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 occurs within the Java AWT library. If a custom image model is used for the source 'Raster' during a conversion through a 'ConvolveOp' operation, the imaging library will calculate the size of the destination raster for the conversion incorrectly leading to a heap-based overflow. This can result in arbitrary code execution under the context of the current user.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS Sun Microsystems has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-66-244987-1
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2008-04-16 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2008-12-04 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Anonymous
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