Sun Java Runtime Environment ActiveX control code execution

sun-jre-activex-code-execution (50629) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

Sun Java Runtime Environment ActiveX control (deploytk.dll) could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system. By persuading a victim to visit a specially-crafted Web page that passes a .jnlp URL in the argument to the launch, installLatestJRE or installJRE method, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability and execute arbitrary code on the system with the privileges of the victim or cause the victim's browser to crash.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 9.3
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Medium
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Complete
  Integrity Impact: Complete
  Availability Impact: Complete
 
Temporal Score: 6.9
  Exploitability: Proof-of-Concept
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Uncorroborated

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Sun Java Runtime Environment customers should contact Sun support for upgrade or patch information. See References.

References:

  • Sun Web site: Java Runtime Environment ActiveX control.
  • BID-34931: Sun Java Runtime Environment ActiveX Control Multiple Remote Buffer Overflow Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2009-1672: The Deployment Toolkit ActiveX control in deploytk.dll 6.0.130.3 in Sun Java SE Runtime Environment (aka JRE) 6 Update 13 allows remote attackers to (1) execute arbitrary code via a .jnlp URL in the argument to the launch method, and might allow remote attackers to launch JRE installation processes via the (2) installLatestJRE or (3) installJRE method.
  • OSVDB ID: 56402: Sun Java SE Runtime Environment Deployment Toolkit ActiveX (deploytk.dll) launch Method .jnlp URL Arbitrary Code Execution
  • OSVDB ID: 56403: Sun Java SE Runtime Environment Deployment Toolkit ActiveX (deploytk.dll) install*JRE Method Privilege Escalation

Platforms Affected:

  • Sun JRE 1.6.0 Update13

Reported:

May 13, 2009

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