CVE-2013-2461

Impact:
Important
Public Date:
2013-06-18
Bugzilla:
975126: CVE-2013-2461 OpenJDK: Missing check for valid DOMCanonicalizationMethod canonicalization algorithm (Libraries, 8014281)

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Unspecified vulnerability in the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) component in Oracle Java SE 7 Update 21 and earlier and 6 Update 45 and earlier&#59; the Oracle JRockit component in Oracle Fusion Middleware R27.7.5 and earlier and R28.2.7 and earlier&#59; and OpenJDK 7 allows remote attackers to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability via unknown vectors related to Libraries. NOTE: the previous information is from the June and July 2013 CPU. Oracle has not commented on claims from another vendor that this issue allows remote attackers to bypass verification of XML signatures via vectors related to a "Missing check for [a] valid DOMCanonicalizationMethod canonicalization algorithm."

Find out more about CVE-2013-2461 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 version 6 (java-1.6.0-openjdk) RHSA-2013:1014 2013-07-03
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (java-1.7.0-openjdk) RHSA-2013:0957 2013-06-19
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (java-1.6.0-openjdk) RHSA-2013:1014 2013-07-03
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (java-1.7.0-openjdk) RHSA-2013:0958 2013-06-20
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Supplementary (v. 5) (java-1.7.0-oracle) RHSA-2013:0963 2013-06-20
Oracle Java for Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop 6 (java-1.6.0-sun) RHSA-2014:0414 2014-04-17
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Supplementary version 6 (java-1.7.0-oracle) RHSA-2013:0963 2013-06-20
Oracle Java for Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop 5 (java-1.6.0-sun) RHSA-2014:0414 2014-04-17

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-1.5.0-ibm Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Supplementary version 6 java-1.6.0-ibm Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Supplementary version 6 java-1.6.0-openjdk Affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Supplementary version 6 java-1.7.0-ibm Not affected

External References