Sun JRE 1.6.0 Remote Code Execution

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A vulnerability classified as critical was found in Sun JRE 1.6.0 (Programming Language Software). This vulnerability affects some unknown functionality. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a remote code execution vulnerability. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

The Java Web Start implementation in Sun Java SE 6 before Update 17 does not properly handle the interaction between a signed JAR file and a JNLP (1) application or (2) applet, which has unspecified impact and attack vectors, related to a "regression," aka Bug Id 6870531.

The weakness was disclosed 11/09/2009 by Peter Vreugdenhil (regenrecht) with iDEFENSE as Bug 532914 as not defined bug report (Bugzilla). The advisory is shared for download at This vulnerability was named CVE-2009-3886. The exploitation appears to be easy. The attack can be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is required for a successful exploitation. Technical details are unknown but a public exploit is available.

A public exploit has been developed in Java. It is possible to download the exploit at It is declared as proof-of-concept. As 0-day the estimated underground price was around $25k-$100k. 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 1.6.0 eliminates this vulnerability. Furthermore it is possible to detect and prevent this kind of attack with TippingPoint and the filter 8404.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (42834). The entries 3956, 4206, 43143 and 43142 are pretty similar.








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VulDB Meta Base Score: 7.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 6.6

VulDB Base Score: 7.3
VulDB Temp Score: 6.6
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Class: Remote Code Execution
CWE: Unknown
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Access: Public
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: 800978
OpenVAS Name: Sun Java JRE Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (Linux)
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Advisory: Bug 532914
Researcher: Peter Vreugdenhil (regenrecht)
Organization: iDEFENSE
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2009-3886 (🔍)

Vulnerability Center: 23984 - Sun Java SE Java Web Start implementation Unspecified Vulnerability Related to Signed JAR Files, High
SecurityFocus: 36881 - Sun Java SE November 2009 Multiple Security Vulnerabilities

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Created: 03/18/2015 03:15 PM
Updated: 08/27/2021 11:36 AM
Changes: 03/18/2015 03:15 PM (62), 02/16/2017 10:20 AM (14), 08/27/2021 11:29 AM (4), 08/27/2021 11:36 AM (1)
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