Executive Summary

Summary
Title Sun Alert 244989 The Java Runtime Environment (JRE) "Java Update" Mechanism Does Not Check the Digital Signature of the JRE that it Downloads
Informations
Name SUN-244989 First vendor Publication 2008-12-03
Vendor Sun Last vendor Modification 2008-12-03
Severity (Vendor) N/A Revision N/A

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v3

Cvss vector : N/A
Overall CVSS Score NA
Base Score NA Environmental Score NA
impact SubScore NA Temporal Score NA
Exploitabality Sub Score NA
 
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Security-Database Scoring CVSS v2

Cvss vector : (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Cvss Base Score 10 Attack Range Network
Cvss Impact Score 10 Attack Complexity Low
Cvss Expoit Score 10 Authentication None Required
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Detail

Product: Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE)

The Java Runtime Environment (JRE) "Java Update" mechanism does not check the digital signature of the JRE that it downloads. This may allow a malicious file to be downloaded and installed if the DNS information that the JRE uses when checking for updates is compromised.

Sun acknowledges with thanks, Francisco Amato for bringing this issue to our attention.

State: Resolved
First released: 03-Dec-2008

Original Source

Url : http://blogs.sun.com/security/entry/sun_alert_244989_the_java

CWE : Common Weakness Enumeration

% Id Name
100 % CWE-287 Improper Authentication

OVAL Definitions

Definition Id: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5664
 
Oval ID: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5664
Title: Sun Java Runtime Environment Java Update Fails to Validate Digital Signatures
Description: The "Java Update" feature for Java Runtime Environment (JRE) for Sun JDK and JRE 6 Update 10 and earlier; JDK and JRE 5.0 Update 16 and earlier; and SDK and JRE 1.4.2_18 and earlier does not verify the signature of the JRE that is downloaded, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via DNS man-in-the-middle attacks.
Family: unix Class: vulnerability
Reference(s): CVE-2008-5355
Version: 1
Platform(s): VMWare ESX Server 3.5
Product(s):
Definition Synopsis:

CPE : Common Platform Enumeration

TypeDescriptionCount
Application 362
Application 398
Application 94

OpenVAS Exploits

Date Description
2009-10-13 Name : SLES10: Security update for Sun Java 1.4.2
File : nvt/sles10_java-1_4_2-sun.nasl
2009-10-10 Name : SLES9: Security update for Sun Java
File : nvt/sles9p5040565.nasl
2009-01-13 Name : SuSE Security Advisory SUSE-SA:2009:001 (Sun Java)
File : nvt/suse_sa_2009_001.nasl

Open Source Vulnerability Database (OSVDB)

Id Description
50498 Sun Java JDK / JRE Java Update Mechanism Digital Signature Verification Weakness

Information Assurance Vulnerability Management (IAVM)

Date Description
2009-10-22 IAVM : 2009-A-0105 - Multiple Vulnerabilities in VMware Products
Severity : Category I - VMSKEY : V0021867

Nessus® Vulnerability Scanner

Date Description
2016-03-03 Name : The remote host is missing a security-related patch.
File : vmware_VMSA-2009-0014_remote.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2013-02-22 Name : The remote Unix host contains a runtime environment that is affected by multi...
File : sun_java_jre_244986_unix.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2009-11-18 Name : The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
File : gentoo_GLSA-200911-02.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2009-10-19 Name : The remote VMware ESX host is missing one or more security-related patches.
File : vmware_VMSA-2009-0014.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2009-09-24 Name : The remote SuSE 9 host is missing a security-related patch.
File : suse9_12321.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2009-09-24 Name : The remote SuSE 10 host is missing a security-related patch.
File : suse_java-1_4_2-sun-5852.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2009-08-24 Name : The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
File : redhat-RHSA-2008-1018.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2009-08-24 Name : The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
File : redhat-RHSA-2008-1025.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2009-07-21 Name : The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.
File : suse_11_0_java-1_5_0-sun-081217.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2009-07-21 Name : The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.
File : suse_11_0_java-1_6_0-sun-081217.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2009-07-21 Name : The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.
File : suse_11_1_java-1_5_0-sun-081217.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2009-07-21 Name : The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.
File : suse_11_1_java-1_6_0-sun-081217.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2009-01-07 Name : The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.
File : suse_java-1_5_0-sun-5875.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2009-01-07 Name : The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.
File : suse_java-1_6_0-sun-5876.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2008-12-04 Name : The remote Windows host contains a runtime environment that is affected by mu...
File : sun_java_jre_244986.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO

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Date Informations
2013-02-06 19:08:21
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