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Installation fails if C:\program.exe fails

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    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: P3
    • Resolution: Duplicate
    • Affects Version/s: 1.4.2
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: install
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    • CPU:
      x86
    • OS:
      windows_xp

      Description

      FULL PRODUCT VERSION :
      java version "1.4.2_09"
      Java(TM) 2 Runtime Environment, Standard Edition (build 1.4.2_09-b05)
      Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 1.4.2_09-b05, mixed mode)

      ADDITIONAL OS VERSION INFORMATION :
      Windows XP SP2

      A DESCRIPTION OF THE PROBLEM :
      JRE/Java installation is impossible if If a file named "c:\program.exe" exists.

      This problem is typical to applications that do not handle double quotes properly in command line strings when launching other executables.

      For example, running the following command:
        c:\program files\somethin.exe arg1 arg2"
      will actually first try running "c:\program.exe" with arguments "arg1" and "arg2".

      The proper way to run programs is with this kind of command-line:
        "c:\program files\somethin.exe" arg1 arg2"

      It might also be possible to use this bug to perform a priviledge escalation attack (against the user who runs the Java setupper).


      STEPS TO FOLLOW TO REPRODUCE THE PROBLEM :
      1. Copy any executable file to "c:\program.exe"
      2. Try installing JRE or JDK
      3. Installation hangs once it gets to running patchjre.exe (it never finishes)



      EXPECTED VERSUS ACTUAL BEHAVIOR :
      EXPECTED -
      Installation finishes without errors.
      ACTUAL -
      Installation hangs and never completes.

      REPRODUCIBILITY :
      This bug can be reproduced always.

      CUSTOMER SUBMITTED WORKAROUND :
      Make sure no "c:\program.exe" exists.

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              Assignee:
              billyh William Harnois
              Reporter:
              ndcosta Nelson Dcosta (Inactive)
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