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Oracle Java Runtime Environment 'HsbParser.getSoundBank()' Remote Heap Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

Risk

High

Date Discovered

March 26, 2010

Description

Oracle Java SE and Java for Business are prone to a remote heap-based buffer-overflow vulnerability affecting the Java Runtime Environment (JRE). Attackers can exploit this issue to execute arbitrary code within the context of the user invoking the JRE. Versions prior to Java 5.0 Update 24 and Java 6.0 Update 19 are vulnerable.

Technologies Affected

  • Apple Mac OS X 10.5
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.5.1
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.5.2
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.5.3
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.5.4
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.5.5
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.5.6
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.5.7
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.5.8
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.6
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.6.1
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.6.2
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.6.3
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.5
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.5.1
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.5.2
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.5.3
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.5.4
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.5.5
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.5.6
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.5.7
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.5.8
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.6
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.6.1
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.6.2
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.6.3
  • IBM Java SE 5.0 SR10
  • IBM Java SE 5.0 SR11
  • Pardus Linux 2009
  • Sun JDK (Solaris Production Release) 1.5.0 22
  • Sun JDK (Solaris Production Release) 1.5.0 .0 03
  • Sun JDK (Solaris Production Release) 1.5.0 .0 04
  • Sun JDK (Solaris Production Release) 1.5.0 .0 05
  • Sun JDK (Solaris Production Release) 1.5.0 0 03
  • Sun JDK (Solaris Production Release) 1.5.0 0 09
  • Sun JDK (Solaris Production Release) 1.5.0 0 10
  • Sun JDK (Solaris Production Release) 1.5.0 01
  • Sun JDK (Solaris Production Release) 1.5.0 02
  • Sun JDK (Solaris Production Release) 1.5.0 06
  • Sun JDK (Solaris Production Release) 1.5.0 07-B03
  • Sun JDK (Solaris Production Release) 1.5.0 11
  • Sun JDK (Solaris Production Release) 1.5.0 11-B03
  • Sun JDK (Solaris Production Release) 1.5.0 12
  • Sun JDK (Solaris Production Release) 1.5.0 13
  • Sun JDK (Solaris Production Release) 1.5.0 14
  • Sun JDK (Solaris Production Release) 1.5.0 15
  • Sun JDK (Solaris Production Release) 1.5.0 16
  • Sun JDK (Solaris Production Release) 1.5.0 17
  • Sun JDK (Solaris Production Release) 1.5.0 18
  • Sun JDK (Solaris Production Release) 1.5.0 20
  • Sun JDK (Solaris Production Release) 1.5.0 23
  • Sun JDK (Solaris Production Release) 1.6.0
  • Sun JDK (Solaris Production Release) 1.6.0 17
  • Sun JDK (Solaris Production Release) 1.6.0 01
  • Sun JDK (Solaris Production Release) 1.6.0 01-B06
  • Sun JDK (Solaris Production Release) 1.6.0 02
  • Sun JDK (Solaris Production Release) 1.6.0 03
  • Sun JDK (Solaris Production Release) 1.6.0 04
  • Sun JDK (Solaris Production Release) 1.6.0 05
  • Sun JDK (Solaris Production Release) 1.6.0 06
  • Sun JDK (Solaris Production Release) 1.6.0 07
  • Sun JDK (Solaris Production Release) 1.6.0 10
  • Sun JDK (Solaris Production Release) 1.6.0 11
  • Sun JDK (Solaris Production Release) 1.6.0 13
  • Sun JDK (Solaris Production Release) 1.6.0 14
  • Sun JDK (Solaris Production Release) 1.6.0 15
  • Sun JDK (Solaris Production Release) 1.6.0 18
  • Sun JDK (Windows Production Release) 1.5.0 .0 03
  • Sun JDK (Windows Production Release) 1.5.0 .0 04
  • Sun JDK (Windows Production Release) 1.5.0 .0 05
  • Sun JDK (Windows Production Release) 1.5.0 0 10
  • Sun JDK (Windows Production Release) 1.5.0 01
  • Sun JDK (Windows Production Release) 1.5.0 02
  • Sun JDK (Windows Production Release) 1.5.0 07-B03
  • Sun JDK (Windows Production Release) 1.5.0 11-B03
  • Sun JDK (Windows Production Release) 1.5.0 12
  • Sun JDK (Windows Production Release) 1.5.0 13
  • Sun JDK (Windows Production Release) 1.5.0 14
  • Sun JDK (Windows Production Release) 1.5.0 15
  • Sun JDK (Windows Production Release) 1.5.0 16
  • Sun JDK (Windows Production Release) 1.5.0 17
  • Sun JDK (Windows Production Release) 1.5.0 18
  • Sun JDK (Windows Production Release) 1.5.0 20
  • Sun JDK (Windows Production Release) 1.5.0 22
  • Sun JDK (Windows Production Release) 1.5.0 23
  • Sun JDK (Windows Production Release) 1.5.0.0 06
  • Sun JDK (Windows Production Release) 1.5.0.0 08
  • Sun JDK (Windows Production Release) 1.5.0.0 09
  • Sun JDK (Windows Production Release) 1.5.0.0 11
  • Sun JDK (Windows Production Release) 1.6.0
  • Sun JDK (Windows Production Release) 1.6.0 17
  • Sun JDK (Windows Production Release) 1.6.0 01
  • Sun JDK (Windows Production Release) 1.6.0 01-B06
  • Sun JDK (Windows Production Release) 1.6.0 02
  • Sun JDK (Windows Production Release) 1.6.0 03
  • Sun JDK (Windows Production Release) 1.6.0 04
  • Sun JDK (Windows Production Release) 1.6.0 05
  • Sun JDK (Windows Production Release) 1.6.0 06
  • Sun JDK (Windows Production Release) 1.6.0 07
  • Sun JDK (Windows Production Release) 1.6.0 10
  • Sun JDK (Windows Production Release) 1.6.0 11
  • Sun JDK (Windows Production Release) 1.6.0 13
  • Sun JDK (Windows Production Release) 1.6.0 14
  • Sun JDK (Windows Production Release) 1.6.0 15
  • Sun JDK (Windows Production Release) 1.6.0 18
  • Sun JRE (Linux Production Release) 1.5.0
  • Sun JRE (Linux Production Release) 1.5.0 22
  • Sun JRE (Linux Production Release) 1.5.0 .0 Beta
  • Sun JRE (Linux Production Release) 1.5.0 01
  • Sun JRE (Linux Production Release) 1.5.0 02
  • Sun JRE (Linux Production Release) 1.5.0 03
  • Sun JRE (Linux Production Release) 1.5.0 04
  • Sun JRE (Linux Production Release) 1.5.0 05
  • Sun JRE (Linux Production Release) 1.5.0 06
  • Sun JRE (Linux Production Release) 1.5.0 07
  • Sun JRE (Linux Production Release) 1.5.0 08
  • Sun JRE (Linux Production Release) 1.5.0 09
  • Sun JRE (Linux Production Release) 1.5.0 10
  • Sun JRE (Linux Production Release) 1.5.0 11
  • Sun JRE (Linux Production Release) 1.5.0 12
  • Sun JRE (Linux Production Release) 1.5.0 13
  • Sun JRE (Linux Production Release) 1.5.0 14
  • Sun JRE (Linux Production Release) 1.5.0 15
  • Sun JRE (Linux Production Release) 1.5.0 16
  • Sun JRE (Linux Production Release) 1.5.0 17
  • Sun JRE (Linux Production Release) 1.5.0 18
  • Sun JRE (Linux Production Release) 1.5.0 20
  • Sun JRE (Linux Production Release) 1.5.0 23
  • Sun JRE (Linux Production Release) 1.6.0
  • Sun JRE (Linux Production Release) 1.6.0 17
  • Sun JRE (Linux Production Release) 1.6.0 01
  • Sun JRE (Linux Production Release) 1.6.0 02
  • Sun JRE (Linux Production Release) 1.6.0 03
  • Sun JRE (Linux Production Release) 1.6.0 04
  • Sun JRE (Linux Production Release) 1.6.0 05
  • Sun JRE (Linux Production Release) 1.6.0 06
  • Sun JRE (Linux Production Release) 1.6.0 07
  • Sun JRE (Linux Production Release) 1.6.0 10
  • Sun JRE (Linux Production Release) 1.6.0 11
  • Sun JRE (Linux Production Release) 1.6.0 12
  • Sun JRE (Linux Production Release) 1.6.0 13
  • Sun JRE (Linux Production Release) 1.6.0 14
  • Sun JRE (Linux Production Release) 1.6.0 15
  • Sun JRE (Linux Production Release) 1.6.0 18
  • Sun JRE (Solaris Production Release) 1.5.0
  • Sun JRE (Solaris Production Release) 1.5.0 01
  • Sun JRE (Solaris Production Release) 1.5.0 22
  • Sun JRE (Solaris Production Release) 1.5.0 02
  • Sun JRE (Solaris Production Release) 1.5.0 03
  • Sun JRE (Solaris Production Release) 1.5.0 04
  • Sun JRE (Solaris Production Release) 1.5.0 05
  • Sun JRE (Solaris Production Release) 1.5.0 06
  • Sun JRE (Solaris Production Release) 1.5.0 10
  • Sun JRE (Solaris Production Release) 1.5.0 11
  • Sun JRE (Solaris Production Release) 1.5.0 12
  • Sun JRE (Solaris Production Release) 1.5.0 13
  • Sun JRE (Solaris Production Release) 1.5.0 14
  • Sun JRE (Solaris Production Release) 1.5.0 15
  • Sun JRE (Solaris Production Release) 1.5.0 16
  • Sun JRE (Solaris Production Release) 1.5.0 17
  • Sun JRE (Solaris Production Release) 1.5.0 18
  • Sun JRE (Solaris Production Release) 1.5.0 20
  • Sun JRE (Solaris Production Release) 1.5.0 23
  • Sun JRE (Solaris Production Release) 1.5.0.0 07
  • Sun JRE (Solaris Production Release) 1.5.0.0 08
  • Sun JRE (Solaris Production Release) 1.5.0.0 09
  • Sun JRE (Solaris Production Release) 1.6.0
  • Sun JRE (Solaris Production Release) 1.6.0 17
  • Sun JRE (Solaris Production Release) 1.6.0 01
  • Sun JRE (Solaris Production Release) 1.6.0 02
  • Sun JRE (Solaris Production Release) 1.6.0 03
  • Sun JRE (Solaris Production Release) 1.6.0 04
  • Sun JRE (Solaris Production Release) 1.6.0 05
  • Sun JRE (Solaris Production Release) 1.6.0 06
  • Sun JRE (Solaris Production Release) 1.6.0 07
  • Sun JRE (Solaris Production Release) 1.6.0 10
  • Sun JRE (Solaris Production Release) 1.6.0 11
  • Sun JRE (Solaris Production Release) 1.6.0 12
  • Sun JRE (Solaris Production Release) 1.6.0 13
  • Sun JRE (Solaris Production Release) 1.6.0 14
  • Sun JRE (Solaris Production Release) 1.6.0 15
  • Sun JRE (Solaris Production Release) 1.6.0 18
  • Sun JRE (Solaris Production Release) 1.6.0 2
  • Sun JRE (Windows Production Release) 1.5.0
  • Sun JRE (Windows Production Release) 1.5.0 22
  • Sun JRE (Windows Production Release) 1.5.0 01
  • Sun JRE (Windows Production Release) 1.5.0 02
  • Sun JRE (Windows Production Release) 1.5.0 03
  • Sun JRE (Windows Production Release) 1.5.0 04
  • Sun JRE (Windows Production Release) 1.5.0 05
  • Sun JRE (Windows Production Release) 1.5.0 06
  • Sun JRE (Windows Production Release) 1.5.0 10
  • Sun JRE (Windows Production Release) 1.5.0 11
  • Sun JRE (Windows Production Release) 1.5.0 12
  • Sun JRE (Windows Production Release) 1.5.0 13
  • Sun JRE (Windows Production Release) 1.5.0 14
  • Sun JRE (Windows Production Release) 1.5.0 15
  • Sun JRE (Windows Production Release) 1.5.0 16
  • Sun JRE (Windows Production Release) 1.5.0 17
  • Sun JRE (Windows Production Release) 1.5.0 18
  • Sun JRE (Windows Production Release) 1.5.0 20
  • Sun JRE (Windows Production Release) 1.5.0 23
  • Sun JRE (Windows Production Release) 1.5.0.0 07
  • Sun JRE (Windows Production Release) 1.5.0.0 08
  • Sun JRE (Windows Production Release) 1.5.0.0 09
  • Sun JRE (Windows Production Release) 1.6.0
  • Sun JRE (Windows Production Release) 1.6.0 17
  • Sun JRE (Windows Production Release) 1.6.0 01
  • Sun JRE (Windows Production Release) 1.6.0 02
  • Sun JRE (Windows Production Release) 1.6.0 03
  • Sun JRE (Windows Production Release) 1.6.0 04
  • Sun JRE (Windows Production Release) 1.6.0 05
  • Sun JRE (Windows Production Release) 1.6.0 06
  • Sun JRE (Windows Production Release) 1.6.0 07
  • Sun JRE (Windows Production Release) 1.6.0 10
  • Sun JRE (Windows Production Release) 1.6.0 11
  • Sun JRE (Windows Production Release) 1.6.0 12
  • Sun JRE (Windows Production Release) 1.6.0 13
  • Sun JRE (Windows Production Release) 1.6.0 14
  • Sun JRE (Windows Production Release) 1.6.0 15
  • Sun JRE (Windows Production Release) 1.6.0 18
  • Sun JRE (Windows Production Release) 1.6.0 2

Recommendations

Block external access at the network boundary, unless external parties require service.

Filter access to the affected computer at the network boundary if global access isn't needed. Restricting access to only trusted computers and networks might greatly reduce the likelihood of a successful exploit.

Deploy network intrusion detection systems to monitor network traffic for malicious activity.

Deploy NIDS to monitor network traffic for signs of anomalous or suspicious activity including unexplained incoming and outgoing traffic. This may indicate exploit attempts or activity that results from successful exploits.

Do not follow links provided by unknown or untrusted sources.

To reduce the likelihood of successful exploits, never visit sites of questionable integrity or follow links provided by unfamiliar or untrusted sources.

Implement multiple redundant layers of security.

Memory-protection schemes (such as nonexecutable stack and heap configurations and randomly mapped memory segments) will complicate exploits of memory-corruption vulnerabilities.

Run all software as a nonprivileged user with minimal access rights.

To limit the impact of latent vulnerabilities, configure applications to run as a nonadministrative user with minimal access rights.
Updates are available. Please see the references for more information.

Credits

Oracle
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