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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
Description Last Modified:  10/05/2007

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 7.1 HIGH
Vector: (AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:N) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 9.2
Exploitability Subscore: 4.9


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): High
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Complete
Integrity (I): Complete
Availability (A): None
Additional Information:
Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
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.

References to Advisories, Solutions, and Tools

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Hyperlink Resource
http://dev2dev.bea.com/pub/advisory/272
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c01234533
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200804-28.xml
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-103073-1 Patch
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200804-20.xml
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200806-11.xml
http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2007_55_java.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/25920
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1018770
http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2008-0010.html
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2007/3895
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/0609
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/1856/references
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/36946
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A5899

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)

Change History

3 change records found - show changes

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2007-5237
NVD Published Date:
10/05/2007
NVD Last Modified:
09/28/2017