Sun Java System Web Server WebDAV format string

jsws-webdav-format-string (55812) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

Sun Java System Web Server could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by a format string error in the WebDAV functionality. By sending a specially-crafted HTTP request containing malicious format specifiers, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on the system or cause the webservd process to crash.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 7.5
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: Partial
 
Temporal Score: 6.4
  Exploitability: Proof-of-Concept
  Remediation Level: Workaround
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Refer to Sun Alert ID: 275850 for patch, upgrade or suggested workaround information. See References.

References:

  • Intevydis blog: Sun Java System Web Server 7.0 WEBDAV format string.
  • Sun Alert ID: 275850: Multiple security vulnerabilities in the HTTP TRACE, WebDAV and Digest Authentication Methods in the Sun Java System Web Server and Sun Java System Web Proxy Server.
  • Sun Microsystems Web site: Sun Java System Web Server.
  • BID-37909: Sun Java System Web Server 'admin' Server Denial of Service Vulnerability
  • BID-37910: Sun Java System Web Server WebDAV Format String Vulnerability
  • CVE-2010-0388: Format string vulnerability in the WebDAV implementation in webservd in Sun Java System Web Server 7.0 Update 6 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (daemon crash) and possibly have unspecified other impact via format string specifiers in the encoding attribute of the XML declaration in a PROPFIND request.
  • OSVDB ID: 61979: Sun Java System Web Server WebDAV Implementation PROPFIND Request Remote Format String

Platforms Affected:

  • Sun Java System Web Server 7.0 Update 7
  • Sun Java System Web Server 7.0 Update 6

Reported:

Jan 22, 2010

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