Bug 248864 - (CVE-2007-3655) CVE-2007-3655 A buffer overflow vulnerability in Java Web Start URL parsing code
CVE-2007-3655 A buffer overflow vulnerability in Java Web Start URL parsing code
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Red Hat Product Security
: Security
Depends On: 250784 250974 250975 251133
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Reported: 2007-07-19 06:54 EDT by Marc Schoenefeld
Modified: 2013-04-11 17:13 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2013-04-11 17:13:48 EDT
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Description Marc Schoenefeld 2007-07-19 06:54:29 EDT
Description of problem:

A buffer overflow vulnerability in the Java Web Start URL parsing code may allow
an untrusted application to elevate its privileges. For example, an application
may grant itself permissions to read and write local files or execute local
applications with the privileges of the user running the Java Web Start
application. [http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-102996-1]

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

This issue can occur in the following releases (for Windows, Solaris, and Linux):

    * Java Web Start in JDK and JRE 5.0 Update 11 and earlier

     Therefore Affects: RHEL4-EXTRAS-U5
Comment 6 Vincent Danen 2013-04-11 17:13:48 EDT
The list of fixed products with their respective errata is here:


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