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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-0657

Original release date: 02/07/2008
Last revised: 03/07/2011


Multiple unspecified vulnerabilities in the Java Runtime Environment in Sun JDK and JRE 6 Update 1 and earlier, and 5.0 Update 13 and earlier, allow context-dependent attackers to gain privileges via an untrusted (1) application or (2) applet, as demonstrated by an application or applet that grants itself privileges to (a) read local files, (b) write to local files, or (c) execute local programs.


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

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External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0156
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200804-28
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0210
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SA:2008:025
External Source: BID
Name: 27650
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2008-0010.html
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-1856
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-1252
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200806-11
External Source: BEA
Name: BEA08-201.00
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-0429
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0123
External Source: SUNALERT
Name: 231261
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200804-20
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11505
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1019308

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11505
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

Vulnerable software and versions

+ Configuration 1
+ OR
cpe:/a:sun:jdk:5.0_update13 and previous versions
cpe:/a:sun:jre:1.6.0:update1 and previous versions
+ Configuration 2
+ OR
cpe:/a:sun:jre:1.5.0:update13 and previous versions
cpe:/a:sun:jre:1.6.0:update1 and previous versions

* Denotes Vulnerable Software
Changes related to vulnerability configurations

Technical Details

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