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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-5353

Original release date: 12/05/2008
Last revised: 03/07/2011


The Java Runtime Environment (JRE) for Sun JDK and JRE 6 Update 10 and earlier; JDK and JRE 5.0 Update 16 and earlier; and SDK and JRE 1.4.2_18 and earlier does not properly enforce context of ZoneInfo objects during deserialization, which allows remote attackers to run untrusted applets and applications in a privileged context, as demonstrated by "deserializing Calendar objects".


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: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2009:0015
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2009-012.htm
External Source: MISC
Name: http://landonf.bikemonkey.org/code/macosx/CVE-2008-5353.20090519.html
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT
Name: TA08-340A
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2009:0016
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2009:006
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2009:0466
External Source: MISC
Name: http://blog.cr0.org/2009/05/write-once-own-everyone.html
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6511
External Source: SUNALERT
Name: 244991
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-3339
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2009:0445
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200911-02
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2009-0672
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www116.nortel.com/pub/repository/CLARIFY/DOCUMENT/2009/03/024431-01.pdf
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2009:010
External Source: OSVDB
Name: 50500
External Source: HP
Name: HPSBUX02411
External Source: BID
Name: 32608
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20090524 Hardening OSX against CVE-2008-5353
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1021313
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SA:2009:007
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2009-1391
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:1025
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:1018
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.nortel.com/go/main.jsp?cscat=BLTNDETAIL&DocumentOID=829914&poid=
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SA:2009:018

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6511
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

Vulnerable software and versions

+ Configuration 1
+ OR
* cpe:/a:sun:jdk:6:update_1
* cpe:/a:sun:jdk:6:update_3
* cpe:/a:sun:jdk:6:update_2
* cpe:/a:sun:jdk:6:update_5
* cpe:/a:sun:jdk:6:update_4
* cpe:/a:sun:jdk:6:update_6
* cpe:/a:sun:jdk:6
* cpe:/a:sun:jdk:6:update_7
* cpe:/a:sun:jdk:6:update_8
* cpe:/a:sun:jdk:6:update_9
* cpe:/a:sun:jre:6:update_5
* cpe:/a:sun:jre:6:update_2
* cpe:/a:sun:jre:6:update_1
* cpe:/a:sun:jre:6:update_4
* cpe:/a:sun:jre:6:update_6
* cpe:/a:sun:jre:6:update_3
* cpe:/a:sun:jre:6
* cpe:/a:sun:jre:6:update_7
* cpe:/a:sun:jre:6:update_8
* cpe:/a:sun:jre:6:update_9
* cpe:/a:sun:jre:5.0:update_12
* cpe:/a:sun:jre:5.0:update_13
* cpe:/a:sun:jre:5.0:update_11
* cpe:/a:sun:jre:5.0:update_8
* cpe:/a:sun:jre:5.0:update_9
* cpe:/a:sun:jre:5.0:update_6
* cpe:/a:sun:jre:5.0:update_7
* cpe:/a:sun:jre:5.0:update_4
* cpe:/a:sun:jre:5.0:update_5
* cpe:/a:sun:jre:5.0:update_2
* cpe:/a:sun:jre:5.0:update_3
* cpe:/a:sun:jre:5.0
* cpe:/a:sun:jre:5.0:update_15
* cpe:/a:sun:jre:5.0:update_14
* cpe:/a:sun:jre:5.0:update_16 and previous versions
* cpe:/a:sun:jdk:5.0:update_1
* cpe:/a:sun:jdk:5.0:update_2
* cpe:/a:sun:jdk:5.0:update_3
* cpe:/a:sun:jdk:5.0:update_4
* cpe:/a:sun:jdk:5.0:update_5
* cpe:/a:sun:jdk:5.0:update_6
* cpe:/a:sun:jdk:5.0:update_7
* cpe:/a:sun:jdk:5.0:update_8
* cpe:/a:sun:jdk:5.0:update_9
* cpe:/a:sun:jdk:5.0:update_10
* cpe:/a:sun:jdk:5.0:update_11
* cpe:/a:sun:jdk:5.0:update_12
* cpe:/a:sun:jdk:5.0:update_13
* cpe:/a:sun:jdk:5.0:update_14
* cpe:/a:sun:jdk:5.0:update_15
* cpe:/a:sun:jdk:5.0:update_16 and previous versions
* cpe:/a:sun:jre:1.4.2_18 and previous versions
* cpe:/a:sun:sdk:1.4.2_18 and previous versions
* cpe:/a:sun:jre:1.4.2_17
* cpe:/a:sun:sdk:1.4.2_17
* cpe:/a:sun:jre:1.4.2_16
* cpe:/a:sun:sdk:1.4.2_16
* cpe:/a:sun:jre:1.4.2_15
* cpe:/a:sun:sdk:1.4.2_15
* cpe:/a:sun:jre:1.4.2_14
* cpe:/a:sun:sdk:1.4.2_14
* cpe:/a:sun:jre:1.4.2_13
* cpe:/a:sun:sdk:1.4.2_13
* cpe:/a:sun:jre:1.4.2_12
* cpe:/a:sun:sdk:1.4.2_12
* cpe:/a:sun:jre:1.4.2_11
* cpe:/a:sun:sdk:1.4.2_11
* cpe:/a:sun:jre:1.4.2_10
* cpe:/a:sun:sdk:1.4.2_10
* cpe:/a:sun:jre:1.4.2_9
* cpe:/a:sun:sdk:1.4.2_9
* cpe:/a:sun:jre:1.4.2_8
* cpe:/a:sun:sdk:1.4.2_8
* cpe:/a:sun:jre:1.4.2_7
* cpe:/a:sun:sdk:1.4.2_7
* cpe:/a:sun:jre:1.4.2_6
* cpe:/a:sun:sdk:1.4.2_6
* cpe:/a:sun:jre:1.4.2_5
* cpe:/a:sun:sdk:1.4.2_5
* cpe:/a:sun:jre:1.4.2_4
* cpe:/a:sun:sdk:1.4.2_4
* cpe:/a:sun:jre:1.4.2_3
* cpe:/a:sun:sdk:1.4.2_3
* cpe:/a:sun:jre:1.4.2_2
* cpe:/a:sun:sdk:1.4.2_2
* cpe:/a:sun:jre:1.4.2_1
* cpe:/a:sun:sdk:1.4.2_1
* cpe:/a:sun:jre:5.0:update_10
* cpe:/a:sun:jre:5.0:update_1
* cpe:/a:sun:jdk:6:update_10 and previous versions
* cpe:/a:sun:jre:6:update_10 and previous versions

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