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CVE-2007-5237 Detail


Java Web Start in Sun JDK and JRE 6 Update 2 and earlier does not properly enforce access restrictions for untrusted applications, which allows user-assisted remote attackers to read and modify local files via an untrusted application, aka "two vulnerabilities."

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  10/05/2007

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CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
7.1 HIGH
(AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:N) (legend)
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CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable - Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (10/08/2007)

Not vulnerable. These issues did not affect the versions of Sun JDK as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras 4 or 5.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name External Source BEA BEA08-198.00 External Source HP SSRT071483 External Source GENTOO GLSA-200804-28 Patch External Source SUNALERT 103073 External Source GENTOO GLSA-200804-20 External Source GENTOO GLSA-200806-11 External Source SUSE SUSE-SA:2007:055 External Source BID 25920 External Source SECTRACK 1018770 External Source CONFIRM External Source VUPEN ADV-2007-3895 External Source VUPEN ADV-2008-0609 External Source VUPEN ADV-2008-1856 External Source XF javaweb-cache-information-disclosure(36946) External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5899

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Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Permissions, Privileges, and Access Control (CWE-264)

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