CVE Database

CVE-2013-1488

Impact: Critical
Public: 2013-04-16
Bugzilla: 920247: CVE-2013-1488 OpenJDK: JDBC driver manager improper toString calls (CanSecWest 2013, Libraries, 8009814)

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The Java Runtime Environment (JRE) component in Oracle Java SE 7 Update 17 and earlier, and OpenJDK 6 and 7, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via unspecified vectors involving reflection, Libraries, "improper toString calls," and the JDBC driver manager, as demonstrated by James Forshaw during a Pwn2Own competition at CanSecWest 2013.

Find out more about CVE-2013-1488 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-1.7.0-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-1.7.0-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

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