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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2007-5237

Java Web Start in Sun JDK and JRE 6 Update 2 and earlier does not properly enforce access restrictions for untrusted applications, which allows user-assisted remote attackers to read and modify local files via an untrusted application, aka "two vulnerabilities."
Publish Date : 2007-10-05 Last Update Date : 2017-09-28
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Complete (There is total information disclosure, resulting in all system files being revealed.)
Integrity Impact Complete (There is a total compromise of system integrity. There is a complete loss of system protection, resulting in the entire system being compromised.)
Availability Impact None (There is no impact to the availability of the system.)
Access Complexity High (Specialized access conditions exist. It is hard to exploit and several special conditions must be satisfied to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s)
CWE ID 264

- Vendor Statements

Not vulnerable. These issues did not affect the versions of Sun JDK as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras 4 or 5.
Source: Redhat

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2007-5237 unix
HP-UX Running Java JRE and JDK, Remote Unauthorized oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5899 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2007-5237

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application SUN JDK 1.6.0 Update2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application SUN JRE 1.6.0 Update1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application SUN JRE 1.6.0 Update2 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions

- References For CVE-2007-5237
XF javaweb-cache-information-disclosure(36946)
VUPEN ADV-2008-1856
VUPEN ADV-2007-3895
SECTRACK 1018770
GENTOO GLSA-200806-11
SUSE SUSE-SA:2007:055
BID 25920 Sun Java WebStart Multiple File Access And Information Disclosure Vulnerabilities Release Date:2008-06-26
GENTOO GLSA-200804-20
GENTOO GLSA-200804-28
HP SSRT071483
BEA BEA08-198.00

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2007-5237

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