Sun Java SE prior 5.0 Remote Code Execution

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A vulnerability was found in Sun Java SE (Programming Language Software). It has been rated as very critical. This issue affects an unknown functionality. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a remote code execution vulnerability. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

Multiple unspecified vulnerabilities in the Provider class in Sun Java SE 5.0 before Update 20 have unknown impact and attack vectors, aka BugId 6406003.

The weakness was disclosed 08/10/2009 (Website). The advisory is shared at The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2009-2721. The exploitation is known to be easy. The attack may be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is needed for a successful exploitation. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available. The price for an exploit might be around USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 08/13/2021). It is expected to see the exploit prices for this product decreasing in the near future.

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.

Upgrading to version 5.0 eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (53030) and Tenable (42834).







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CPE 2.3info

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Class: Remote Code Execution
CWE: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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Nessus ID: 42834
Nessus Name: GLSA-200911-02 : Sun JDK/JRE: Multiple vulnerabilities
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OpenVAS ID: 900819
OpenVAS Name: Sun Java SE Multiple Unspecified Vulnerabilities
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: Java SE 5.0


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Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2009-2721 (🔍)

X-Force: 53030
Vulnerability Center: 24138 - Sun Java SE \x3C 5.0 Update 20 Provider Class Unspecified Vulnerability, Critical
SecurityFocus: 35922 - Sun Java SE Multiple Security Vulnerabilities


Created: 03/18/2015 03:15 PM
Updated: 08/13/2021 08:20 PM
Changes: 03/18/2015 03:15 PM (57), 02/17/2017 11:22 AM (9), 08/13/2021 08:13 PM (4), 08/13/2021 08:20 PM (1)
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