CVE Database

CVE-2013-0401

Impact: Critical
Public: 2013-04-16
Bugzilla: 920245: CVE-2013-0401 OpenJDK: sun.awt.datatransfer.ClassLoaderObjectInputStream class may incorrectly invoke the system class loader (CanSecWest 2013, AWT, 8009305)

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The Java Runtime Environment (JRE) component in Oracle Java SE 7 Update 17 and earlier, 6 Update 43 and earlier, and 5.0 Update 41 and earlier; and OpenJDK 6 and 7; allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via vectors related to AWT, as demonstrated by Ben Murphy during a Pwn2Own competition at CanSecWest 2013. NOTE: the previous information is from the April 2013 CPU. Oracle has not commented on claims from another vendor that this issue is related to invocation of the system class loader by the sun.awt.datatransfer.ClassLoaderObjectInputStream class, which allows remote attackers to bypass Java sandbox restrictions.

Find out more about CVE-2013-0401 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 6.8
Base Metrics: AV:N/AC:M/AU:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector: Network
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication:
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 Server Supplementary (v. 5) (java-1.5.0-ibm) RHSA-2013:0855 May 22, 2013
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Supplementary (v. 5) (java-1.6.0-ibm) RHSA-2013:0823 May 14, 2013
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Supplementary (v. 5) (java-1.6.0-sun) RHSA-2013:0758 April 18, 2013
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Supplementary (v. 5) (java-1.7.0-ibm) RHSA-2013:0822 May 14, 2013
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Supplementary (v. 5) (java-1.7.0-oracle) RHSA-2013:0757 April 18, 2013
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Supplementary version 6 (java-1.5.0-ibm) RHSA-2013:0855 May 22, 2013
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Supplementary version 6 (java-1.6.0-ibm) RHSA-2013:0823 May 14, 2013
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Supplementary version 6 (java-1.6.0-sun) RHSA-2013:0758 April 18, 2013
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Supplementary version 6 (java-1.7.0-ibm) RHSA-2013:0822 May 14, 2013
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Supplementary version 6 (java-1.7.0-oracle) RHSA-2013:0757 April 18, 2013
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (java-1.6.0-openjdk) RHSA-2013:0770 April 24, 2013
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (java-1.7.0-openjdk) RHSA-2013:0752 April 17, 2013
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (java-1.6.0-openjdk) RHSA-2013:0770 April 24, 2013
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (java-1.7.0-openjdk) RHSA-2013:0751 April 17, 2013
Red Hat Satellite 5.4 (RHEL v.5) (java-1.6.0-ibm) RHSA-2013:1455 October 23, 2013
Red Hat Satellite 5.4 (RHEL v.6) (java-1.6.0-ibm) RHSA-2013:1455 October 23, 2013
Red Hat Satellite 5.5 (RHEL v.5) (java-1.6.0-ibm) RHSA-2013:1456 October 23, 2013
Red Hat Satellite 5.5 (RHEL v.6) (java-1.6.0-ibm) RHSA-2013:1456 October 23, 2013

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