CVE-2013-2421

Impact:
Critical
Public Date:
2013-04-16
Bugzilla:
952649: CVE-2013-2421 OpenJDK: Hotspot MethodHandle lookup error (Hotspot, 8009699)

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Unspecified vulnerability in the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) component in Oracle Java SE 7 Update 17 and earlier, and OpenJDK 6 and 7, allows remote attackers to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability via unknown vectors related to HotSpot. 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 incorrect MethodHandle lookups, which allows remote attackers to bypass Java sandbox restrictions.

Find out more about CVE-2013-2421 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 Server Supplementary (v. 5) (java-1.7.0-oracle) RHSA-2013:0757 2013-04-18
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (java-1.6.0-openjdk) RHSA-2013:0770 2013-04-24
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (java-1.6.0-openjdk) RHSA-2013:0770 2013-04-24
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (java-1.7.0-openjdk) RHSA-2013:0751 2013-04-17
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (java-1.7.0-openjdk) RHSA-2013:0752 2013-04-17
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Supplementary version 6 (java-1.7.0-oracle) RHSA-2013:0757 2013-04-18

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-sun Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Supplementary version 6 java-1.6.0-openjdk Affected