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CVE-2013-0401

Impact:
Critical
Public Date:
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)

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 dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

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

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 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 5 (java-1.7.0-openjdk) RHSA-2013:0752 2013-04-17
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Supplementary 5 (java-1.5.0-ibm) RHSA-2013:0855 2013-05-22
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (java-1.6.0-openjdk) RHSA-2013:0770 2013-04-24
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (java-1.6.0-openjdk) RHSA-2013:0770 2013-04-24
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Supplementary (v. 6) (java-1.7.0-ibm) RHSA-2013:0822 2013-05-14
Red Hat Satellite 5.5 (RHEL v.6) (java-1.6.0-ibm) RHSA-2013:1456 2013-10-23
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (java-1.7.0-openjdk) RHSA-2013:0751 2013-04-17
Red Hat Satellite 5.4 (RHEL v.5) (java-1.6.0-ibm) RHSA-2013:1455 2013-10-23
Red Hat Satellite 5.4 (RHEL v.6) (java-1.6.0-ibm) RHSA-2013:1455 2013-10-23
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Supplementary 5 (java-1.6.0-ibm) RHSA-2013:0823 2013-05-14
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Supplementary 5 (java-1.7.0-ibm) RHSA-2013:0822 2013-05-14
Red Hat Satellite 5.5 (RHEL v.5) (java-1.6.0-ibm) RHSA-2013:1456 2013-10-23
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Supplementary 5 (java-1.6.0-sun) RHSA-2013:0758 2013-04-18
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Supplementary 5 (java-1.7.0-oracle) RHSA-2013:0757 2013-04-18
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Supplementary (v. 6) (java-1.7.0-oracle) RHSA-2013:0757 2013-04-18
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Supplementary (v. 6) (java-1.6.0-sun) RHSA-2013:0758 2013-04-18
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Supplementary (v. 6) (java-1.6.0-ibm) RHSA-2013:0823 2013-05-14
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Supplementary (v. 6) (java-1.5.0-ibm) RHSA-2013:0855 2013-05-22

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Supplementary version 6 java-1.7.0-openjdk Affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Supplementary version 6 java-1.6.0-openjdk Affected

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