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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-1188

Multiple buffer overflows in the useEncodingDecl function in Java Web Start in Sun JDK and JRE 6 Update 4 and earlier, and 5.0 Update 14 and earlier, allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a JNLP file with (1) a long key name in the xml header or (2) a long charset value, different issues than CVE-2008-1189, aka "The first two issues."
Publish Date : 2008-03-06 Last Update Date : 2019-07-31
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Complete (There is total information disclosure, resulting in all system files being revealed.)
Integrity Impact Complete (There is a total compromise of system integrity. There is a complete loss of system protection, resulting in the entire system being compromised.)
Availability Impact Complete (There is a total shutdown of the affected resource. The attacker can render the resource completely unavailable.)
Access Complexity Medium (The access conditions are somewhat specialized. Some preconditions must be satistified to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Execute CodeOverflow
CWE ID 119

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat critical 2008-03-06 2008-03-06
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2008-1188 unix
ELSA-2008:0186: java-1.5.0-sun security update (Critical) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:22449 unix
ELSA-2008:0210: java-1.5.0-ibm security update (Critical) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:22529 unix
ELSA-2008:0267: java-1.6.0-ibm security update (Critical) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:22208 unix
Multiple buffer overflows in the useEncodingDecl function in Java Web Start in Sun JDK and JRE 6 Update 4 and earlier, a... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11209 unix
RHSA-2008:0186: java-1.5.0-sun security update (Critical) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20080186 unix
RHSA-2008:0210: java-1.5.0-ibm security update (Critical) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20080210 unix
RHSA-2008:0267: java-1.6.0-ibm security update (Critical) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20080267 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2008-1188

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application SUN JDK 1.5.0 Update12 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application SUN JDK 1.5.0 Update13 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application SUN JDK 1.5.0 Update2 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application SUN JDK 1.5.0 Update14 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application SUN JDK 1.5.0 Update10 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application SUN JDK 1.5.0 Update3 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application SUN JDK 1.5.0 Update7 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application SUN JDK 1.5.0 Update8 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application SUN JDK 1.5.0 Update11 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application SUN JDK 1.5.0 Update4 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application SUN JDK 1.5.0 Update9 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application SUN JDK 1.5.0 Update5 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application SUN JDK 1.5.0 - * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application SUN JDK 1.5.0 Update6 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application SUN JDK 1.5.0 Update1 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 Application SUN JDK 1.6.0 - * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 Application SUN JDK 1.6.0 Update 3 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 Application SUN JDK 1.6.0 Update 4 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 Application SUN JRE 1.5.0 Update6 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
20 Application SUN JRE 1.5.0 Update7 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
21 Application SUN JRE 1.5.0 Update2 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
22 Application SUN JRE 1.5.0 Update8 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
23 Application SUN JRE 1.5.0 Update3 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
24 Application SUN JRE 1.5.0 Update4 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
25 Application SUN JRE 1.5.0 Update1 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
26 Application SUN JRE 1.5.0 - * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
27 Application SUN JRE 1.5.0 Update10 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
28 Application SUN JRE 1.5.0 Update11 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
29 Application SUN JRE 1.5.0 Update13 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
30 Application SUN JRE 1.5.0 Update9 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
31 Application SUN JRE 1.5.0 Update12 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
32 Application SUN JRE 1.5.0 Update5 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
33 Application SUN JRE 1.5.0 Update14 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
34 Application SUN JRE 1.6.0 - * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
35 Application SUN JRE 1.6.0 Update 1 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
36 Application SUN JRE 1.6.0 Update 4 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
37 Application SUN JRE 1.6.0 Update 2 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
38 Application SUN JRE 1.6.0 Update 3 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions

- References For CVE-2008-1188
APPLE APPLE-SA-2008-09-24
GENTOO GLSA-200806-11
SUSE SUSE-SA:2008:025
GENTOO GLSA-200804-20
GENTOO GLSA-200804-28
REDHAT RHSA-2008:0210
SUSE SUSE-SA:2008:018
SECTRACK 1019549
CERT TA08-066A
REDHAT RHSA-2008:0186
VUPEN ADV-2008-0770
VUPEN ADV-2008-1856
XF javawebstart-multiple-unspecified-bo(41133)
XF javawebstart-application-priv-escalation(41029)
OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11209

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-1188

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