Sun Java Web Start showDocument command execution

jws-showdocument-command-execution (46119) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

Sun Java Web Start could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary commands on the system, caused by a weakness in the Basicservice showDocument method. By persuading a victim to click on a malicious URL, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability using a specially-crafted Java Web Start application to launch arbitrary files on the victim's system.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 6.8
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Medium
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: Partial
 
Temporal Score: 5.5
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Unavailable
  Report Confidence: Uncorroborated

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

No remedy available as of September 1, 2014.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • Sun Java Web Start

Reported:

Oct 25, 2008

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