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Sun Java Privilege Escalation in the Java Web Start Installer

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6635

The Java Web Start Installer in Sun Java SE in JDK and JRE 6 before Update 17 does not properly use security model permissions when removing installer extensions which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code by modifying a certain JNLP file to have a URL field that points to an unintended trusted application aka Bug Id 6872824.

Family:
unix
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • VMWare ESX Server 4.0
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2009-3866
Product(s):