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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
ESB-2008.1132 -- [Win][Linux]
Buffer Overflow Vulnerabilities in Sun Java Wireless Toolkit for CLDC may
Allow an Application to Escalate Privileges
17 December 2008
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: Sun Java Wireless Toolkit for CLDC
Publisher: Sun Microsystems
Operating System: Linux variants
Impact: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands
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Solution Type Sun Alert
Solution 247566 : Buffer Overflow Vulnerabilities in Sun Java Wireless
Toolkit for CLDC may Allow an Application to Escalate Privileges
Sun Java Wireless Toolkit for CLDC
Date of Resolved Release
SA Document Body
Buffer overflow vulnerabilities in Sun Java Wireless Toolkit (WTK) for CLDC
may allow an application to escalate privileges:
Two buffer overflow vulnerabilities in the Sun Java Wireless Toolkit (WTK)
for CLDC (Connected Limited Device Configuration) may separately allow a
malicious program to execute arbitrary code on the system running WTK with
the privileges of the WTK process. For a malicious program to exploit these
vulnerabilities, it would have to be downloaded and executed in the WTK.
2. Contributing Factors
These issues can occur in the following releases:
* Sun Java Wireless Toolkit for CLDC 2.5.2 or earlier
There are no symptoms that would indicate the described issues have occurred.
There are no workarounds for these issues. Please see the Resolution section
These issues are addressed in the following releases:
* Sun Java Wireless Toolkit for CLDC 2.5.2_01 or later
Sun Java Wireless Toolkit for CLDC is available at:
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