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CVE-2007-5237 Detail

Description

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

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2007-5237
Original release date:
10/05/2007
Last revised:
09/28/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
7.1 HIGH
Vector:
(AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:N) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
9.2
Exploitability Subscore:
4.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable - Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity:
High
Authentication:
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
http://dev2dev.bea.com/pub/advisory/272 External Source BEA BEA08-198.00
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c01234533 External Source HP SSRT071483
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200804-28.xml External Source GENTOO GLSA-200804-28
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-103073-1 Patch External Source SUNALERT 103073
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200804-20.xml External Source GENTOO GLSA-200804-20
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200806-11.xml External Source GENTOO GLSA-200806-11
http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2007_55_java.html External Source SUSE SUSE-SA:2007:055
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/25920 External Source BID 25920
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1018770 External Source SECTRACK 1018770
http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2008-0010.html External Source CONFIRM http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2008-0010.html
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2007/3895 External Source VUPEN ADV-2007-3895
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/0609 External Source VUPEN ADV-2008-0609
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/1856/references External Source VUPEN ADV-2008-1856
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/36946 External Source XF javaweb-cache-information-disclosure(36946)
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A5899 External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5899

References to Check Content

Identifier:
oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5899
Check System:
http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Hyperlink:
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/DownloadDefinition?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5899

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

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

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