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[LSD] Security vulnerability in SUN's Java Virtual Machine implementation Oct 23 2003 08:52PM
Last Stage of Delirium (contact lsd-pl net) (1 replies)
Re: [LSD] Security vulnerability in SUN's Java Virtual Machine implementation Oct 28 2003 09:32AM
Alla Bezroutchko (alla scanit be) (1 replies)
Re: [LSD] Security vulnerability in SUN's Java Virtual Machine implementation Oct 27 2003 08:44PM
Marc Schoenefeld (schonef uni-muenster de)
Hi Alla,

Sun also applied the classloading fix to java.net.URLClassLoader, according
to my jardiffer tool, which automatically finds the location of
those fixes.

I am waiting for the detailed paper of LSD, because loading the class
is only a first tiny step to get real control, although if you load enough
classes you have at least a Denial-of-Service. But I am sure they
will have a good exploit in their sleeve.

IMHO there already enough dangerous classes deployed in the rt.jar
of the JDK. q.e.d. with the floppy hardware attack on IE&
(http://www.illegalaccess.org/exploits/java/applet/MyFloppySucks.html)

Marc

P.S.: on Opera 7.21 , Java 1.4.2_02 enabled your
applet just displays a gray box .....

On Tue, 28 Oct 2003, Alla Bezroutchko wrote:

> Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2003 10:32:07 +0100
> From: Alla Bezroutchko <alla (at) scanit (dot) be [email concealed]>
> To: bugtraq (at) securityfocus (dot) com [email concealed]
> Subject: Re: [LSD] Security vulnerability in SUN's Java Virtual Machine
> implementation
>
>
>
> Last Stage of Delirium wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > We have found a security vulnerability in the SUN's implementation of the Java
> > Virtual Machine, which affects the following SDK and JRE releases:
> > - SDK and JRE 1.4.1_03 and earlier
> > - SDK and JRE 1.3.1_08 and earlier
> > - SDK and JRE 1.2.2_015 and earlier.
>
> The following applet tests for this vulnerability:
>
> ------------------------------------------------------------------
> import java.applet.Applet;
> import java.awt.Graphics;
> import java.lang.Class;
> import java.security.AccessControlException;
>
> public class Simple extends Applet {
>
> StringBuffer buffer;
>
> public void init() {
> buffer = new StringBuffer();
> }
>
> public void start() {
> ClassLoader cl = this.getClass().getClassLoader();
> try {
> Class cla =
> cl.loadClass("sun/applet/AppletClassLoader"); // Note the slashes
> addItem("No exception in loadClass. Vulnerable!");
> } catch (ClassNotFoundException e) {
> addItem("ClassNotFoundException in loadClass - " + e);
> } catch (AccessControlException e) {
> addItem("AccessControlException in loadClass - Not
> Vulnerable!");
> }
>
> }
>
> void addItem(String newWord) {
> System.out.println(newWord);
> buffer.append(newWord);
> repaint();
> }
>
> public void paint(Graphics g) {
> //Draw a Rectangle around the applet's display area.
> g.drawRect(0, 0, size().width - 1, size().height - 1);
>
> //Draw the current string inside the rectangle.
> g.drawString(buffer.toString(), 5, 15);
> }
> }
> ----------------------------------------------------------------
>
> This test can be found here: http://bcheck.scanit.be/bcheck/applet.html
>
> If Sun Java VM is installed, the applet runs and says if VM is
> vulnerable or not.
>
> I am loading sun.applet.AppletClassLoader, but it could be any other
> class from sun. package tree.
>
> I don't know how this bug is exploitable, because whenever I try to do
> anything at all with a class loaded this way, for example, create an
> instance of it or call methods, I get SecurityManager's exceptions.
> Gotta wait patiently until LSD releases more details.
>
> I've tested Internet Explorer 6 and Mozilla Firebird. Internet Explorer
> is exploitable if confgured to use Sun Java VM instead of Microsoft VM.
>
> Alla.
>
>

--

Never be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the
ark; professionals built the Titanic. -- Anonymous

Marc Schönefeld Dipl. Wirtsch.-Inf. / Software Developer

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