Public Date:
718170: CVE-2011-2514 icedtea-web: Java Web Start security warning dialog manipulation

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The Java Network Launching Protocol (JNLP) implementation in IcedTea6 1.9.x before 1.9.9 and before 1.8.9, and IcedTea-Web 1.1.x before 1.1.1 and before 1.0.4, allows remote attackers to trick victims into granting access to local files by modifying the content of the Java Web Start Security Warning dialog box to represent a different filename than the file for which access will be granted.

Find out more about CVE-2011-2514 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score 5.1
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity High
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact Partial

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (icedtea-web) RHSA-2011:1100 2011-07-27

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 java-1.6.0-openjdk Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 java-1.6.0-openjdk Not affected