Advisory Details

November 4th, 2009

Sun Java Runtime AWT setDifflCM Stack Overflow Vulnerability

ZDI-09-078
ZDI-CAN-550

CVE ID CVE-2009-3869
CVSS SCORE
AFFECTED VENDORS Sun Microsystems
AFFECTED PRODUCTS Java Runtime
TIPPINGPOINT™ IPS CUSTOMER PROTECTION TippingPoint IPS customers are protected against this vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 8404. 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 Java Runtime Environment. User interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must visit a malicious page.

The specific flaw exists in the processing of arguments to the setDiffICM AWT library function. Due to the lack of bounds checking on one of the parameters to the function a stack overflow can occur. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability can lead to remote 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
  • 2009-08-14 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2009-11-04 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Peter Vreugdenhil ( http://vreugdenhilresearch.nl )
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