CVE-2012-4820

Impact:
Important
Public Date:
2012-11-13
Bugzilla:
876386: CVE-2012-4820 IBM JDK: java.lang.reflect.Method invoke() code execution

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Unspecified vulnerability in the JRE component in IBM Java 7 SR2 and earlier, Java 6.0.1 SR3 and earlier, Java 6 SR11 and earlier, Java 5 SR14 and earlier, and Java 142 SR13 FP13 and earlier; as used in IBM Rational Host On-Demand, Rational Change, Tivoli Monitoring, Smart Analytics System 5600, Tivoli Remote Control 5.1.2, WebSphere Real Time, Lotus Notes & Domino, Tivoli Storage Productivity Center, and Service Deliver Manager; and other products from other vendors such as Red Hat, when running under a security manager, allows remote attackers to gain privileges by modifying or removing the security manager via vectors related to "insecure use of the java.lang.reflect.Method invoke() method."

Find out more about CVE-2012-4820 from the MITRE CVE dictionary 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 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 Supplementary 5 (java-1.4.2-ibm) RHSA-2012:1485 2012-11-22
Red Hat Satellite 5.5 (RHEL v.6) (java-1.6.0-ibm) RHSA-2013:1456 2013-10-23
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Supplementary 5 (java-1.5.0-ibm) RHSA-2012:1465 2012-11-15
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Supplementary 5 (java-1.6.0-ibm) RHSA-2012:1466 2012-11-15
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Supplementary (v. 6) (java-1.6.0-ibm) RHSA-2012:1466 2012-11-15
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 (v. 6) (java-1.5.0-ibm) RHSA-2012:1465 2012-11-15
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Supplementary (v. 6) (java-1.7.0-ibm) RHSA-2012:1467 2012-11-15
Red Hat Satellite 5.5 (RHEL v.5) (java-1.6.0-ibm) RHSA-2013:1456 2013-10-23

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 java-1.7.0-ibm Affected

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