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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2007-2435

Original release date: 05/02/2007
Last revised: 11/05/2012


Sun Java Web Start in JDK and JRE 5.0 Update 10 and earlier, and Java Web Start in SDK and JRE 1.4.2_13 and earlier, allows remote attackers to perform unauthorized actions via an application that grants privileges to itself, related to "Incorrect Use of System Classes" and probably related to support for JNLP files.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 10.0 HIGH
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: Provides administrator access, Allows complete confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service


The vendor has addressed this issue through product updates that can be found at: http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-102881-1

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External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200705-23
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2007-4224
External Source: XF
Name: javawebstart-classes-privilege-escalation(33984)
External Source: SUNALERT
Name: 102881
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10999
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2007-199.htm
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2007-1814
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1017986
External Source: BEA
Name: BEA07-173.00
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200804-20
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200706-08
External Source: BID
Name: 23728
Type: Patch Information
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0261
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2007:0817
External Source: MISC
Name: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=307177
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2007-1598
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2007:0829
External Source: APPLE
Name: APPLE-SA-2007-12-14
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200806-11
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200804-28

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10999
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

Vulnerable software and versions

+ Configuration 1
+ OR
cpe:/a:sun:java_enterprise_system:5.0:update10 and previous versions
cpe:/a:sun:jre:1.4.2:update13 and previous versions
cpe:/a:sun:jre:1.5.0:update10 and previous versions
cpe:/a:sun:sdk:1.4.3_13 and previous versions

* Denotes Vulnerable Software
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Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)
  • Permissions, Privileges, and Access Control (CWE-264)