Sun SDK up to 1.4.2 17 information disclosure

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A vulnerability was found in Sun SDK and classified as problematic. Affected by this issue is an unknown functionality. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a information disclosure vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-200. The product exposes sensitive information to an actor that is not explicitly authorized to have access to that information. Impacted is confidentiality.

The bug was discovered 07/08/2008. The weakness was disclosed 07/09/2008 by John Heasman (Website). The advisory is available at This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2008-3114 since 07/09/2008. The exploitation is known to be easy. The attack may be launched remotely. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not available. This vulnerability is assigned to T1592 by the MITRE ATT&CK project.

It is declared as proof-of-concept. The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 1 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $5k-$25k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 42834 (GLSA-200911-02 : Sun JDK/JRE: Multiple vulnerabilities), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Gentoo Local Security Checks and running in the context l. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 115932 (Sun Java Web Start Multiple Vulnerabilities May Allow Elevation of Privileges(1019367.1)).

Upgrading to version 1.4.2 17 eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published 2 years after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (43668) and Tenable (42834). The entries 3956, 41366, 41365 and 43143 are pretty similar.







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VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 4.8

VulDB Base Score: 5.3
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Class: Information disclosure
CWE: CWE-200 / CWE-284 / CWE-266
ATT&CK: T1592

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Remote: Yes

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Status: Proof-of-Concept

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Nessus ID: 42834
Nessus Name: GLSA-200911-02 : Sun JDK/JRE: Multiple vulnerabilities
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OpenVAS ID: 850030
OpenVAS Name: SurgeMail SurgeWeb Cross Site Scripting Vulnerability
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Upgrade: SDK 1.4.2 17
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Researcher: John Heasman
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2008-3114 (🔍)

X-Force: 43668
SecurityTracker: 1020452
Vulnerability Center: 18808 - Sun JRE, JDK and SDK Vulnerability Allows Remote Attackers to Obtain Sensitive Information, Medium
SecurityFocus: 30148 - Sun Java Web Start Multiple Vulnerabilities
Secunia: 31010
OSVDB: 46956 - CVE-2008-3114 - Sun - Multiple Products - Unspecified Issue
Vupen: ADV-2008-2056

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Created: 03/17/2015 12:19 PM
Updated: 08/13/2019 09:35 AM
Changes: 03/17/2015 12:19 PM (82), 08/13/2019 09:35 AM (12)
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