CVE-2014-6468

Impact:
Low
Public Date:
2014-10-14
Bugzilla:
1152049: CVE-2014-6468 OpenJDK: insufficient SharedArchiveFile checks (Hotspot, 8044269)
It was discovered that the Hotspot component in OpenJDK failed to properly handle malformed Shared Archive files. A local attacker able to modify a Shared Archive file used by a virtual machine of a different user could possibly use this flaw to escalate their privileges.

Find out more about CVE-2014-6468 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 6.2
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity High
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Complete
Integrity Impact Complete
Availability Impact Complete

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (java-1.8.0-openjdk) RHSA-2014:1636 2014-10-15

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 java-1.6.0-openjdk Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 java-1.7.0-oracle Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 java-1.7.0-openjdk Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 java-1.6.0-sun Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 java-1.7.0-oracle Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 java-1.6.0-openjdk Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 java-1.7.0-openjdk Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 java-1.6.0-sun Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 java-1.7.0-openjdk Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 java-1.6.0-sun Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 java-1.6.0-openjdk Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 java-1.7.0-oracle Not affected
Unless explicitly stated as not affected, all previous versions of packages in any minor update stream of a product listed here should be assumed vulnerable, although may not have been subject to full analysis.

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