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CVE-2013-1489 Detail

Current Description

Unspecified vulnerability in the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) component in Oracle Java SE 7 Update 10 and Update 11, when running on Windows using Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera, and Google Chrome, allows remote attackers to bypass the "Very High" security level of the Java Control Panel and execute unsigned Java code without prompting the user via unknown vectors, aka "Issue 53" and the "Java Security Slider" vulnerability.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  01/31/2013
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Evaluator Description

Per: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/javacpufeb2013-1841061.html "This issue (CVE-2013-1489) has been discussed publicly and is sometimes known as the "Java Security Slider vulnerability". It has a CVSS of 0 because it does not directly result in an exploitation, but may be combined with other vulnerabilities to allow blind exploitation. When the Security Slider is set to the default (high) all unsigned applets must be authorized via a dialog box by a browser user in order to execute. This provides the browser operator the opportunity to prevent execution of suspicious applets that may result in successful exploits. However, when CVE-2013-1489 is combined with vulnerabilities that can be used to cause direct impacts, the effect can be that the impact can be caused "silently" without the authorization dialog box."

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 10.0 HIGH
Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Complete
Integrity (I): Complete
Availability (A): Complete
Additional Information:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information
Allows unauthorized modification
Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource
http://blogs.computerworld.com/malware-and-vulnerabilities/21693/yet-another-java-security-flaw-discovered-number-53
http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=136439120408139&w=2
http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=136733161405818&w=2
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-0237.html
http://seclists.org/fulldisclosure/2013/Jan/241
http://thenextweb.com/insider/2013/01/28/new-vulnerability-bypasses-oracles-attempt-to-stop-malware-drive-by-downloads-via-java-applets/
http://www.informationweek.com/security/application-security/java-security-work-remains-bug-hunter-sa/240147150
http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/858729 US Government Resource
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/javacpufeb2013-1841061.html Vendor Advisory
http://www.scmagazine.com.au/News/330453,java-still-unsafe-new-flaws-discovered.aspx
http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/techalerts/TA13-032A.html US Government Resource
http://www.zdnet.com/java-update-doesnt-prevent-silent-exploits-at-all-7000010422/
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A15906
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A19171

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2013-1489
NVD Published Date:
01/31/2013
NVD Last Modified:
09/18/2017