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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2013-1489

Original release date: 01/31/2013
Last revised: 12/05/2013
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

Unspecified vulnerability in the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) component in Oracle Java SE 7 Update 10 and Update 11, when running on Windows using Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera, and Google Chrome, allows remote attackers to bypass the "Very High" security level of the Java Control Panel and execute unsigned Java code without prompting the user via unknown vectors, aka "Issue 53" and the "Java Security Slider" vulnerability.

Description

Per: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/javacpufeb2013-1841061.html "This issue (CVE-2013-1489) has been discussed publicly and is sometimes known as the "Java Security Slider vulnerability". It has a CVSS of 0 because it does not directly result in an exploitation, but may be combined with other vulnerabilities to allow blind exploitation. When the Security Slider is set to the default (high) all unsigned applets must be authorized via a dialog box by a browser user in order to execute. This provides the browser operator the opportunity to prevent execution of suspicious applets that may result in successful exploits. However, when CVE-2013-1489 is combined with vulnerabilities that can be used to cause direct impacts, the effect can be that the impact can be caused "silently" without the authorization dialog box."

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 10.0 (HIGH) (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.zdnet.com/java-update-doesnt-prevent-silent-exploits-at-all-7000010422/
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT-VN
Name: VU#858729
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.scmagazine.com.au/News/330453,java-still-unsafe-new-flaws-discovered.aspx
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:19171
External Source: HP
Name: HPSBUX02857
External Source: HP
Name: SSRT101103
External Source: HP
Name: HPSBMU02874
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:15906
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2013:0237
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT
Name: TA13-032A
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.informationweek.com/security/application-security/java-security-work-remains-bug-hunter-sa/240147150
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/javacpufeb2013-1841061.html
Type: Advisory
External Source: MISC
Name: http://thenextweb.com/insider/2013/01/28/new-vulnerability-bypasses-oracles-attempt-to-stop-malware-drive-by-downloads-via-java-applets/
External Source: MISC
Name: http://blogs.computerworld.com/malware-and-vulnerabilities/21693/yet-another-java-security-flaw-discovered-number-53
External Source: FULLDISC
Name: 20130127 [SE-2012-01] An issue with new Java SE 7 security features
External Source: HP
Name: SSRT101184

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