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Oracle Java Runtime Environment CVE-2013-0422 Multiple Remote Code Execution Vulnerabilities

Risk

High

Date Discovered

January 10, 2013

Description

Oracle Java Runtime Environment is prone to multiple remote code execution vulnerabilities. An attacker can exploit these issues to execute arbitrary code in the context of the application. Versions prior to Oracle JRE 1.7.0 Update 11 are vulnerable.

Technologies Affected

  • CentOS CentOS 5
  • Fedoraproject Fedora 16
  • Fedoraproject Fedora 17
  • Fedoraproject Fedora 18
  • Gentoo Linux
  • IBM Java SDK 7 SR1
  • IBM Java SDK 7 SR2
  • IBM Java SDK 7 SR3
  • IBM Java SE 7 SR1
  • IBM Java SE 7 SR2
  • IBM Maximo Asset Management 6.2
  • IBM Maximo Asset Management 7.1
  • IBM Maximo Asset Management 7.5
  • IBM Maximo Asset Management Essentials 7.1
  • IBM Maximo Asset Management Essentials 7.5
  • IBM Tivoli Endpoint Manager for Remote Control 9.0.0
  • IBM Tivoli System Automation for Integrated Operations Management 2.1
  • Mandriva Business Server 1
  • Mandriva Business Server 1 X86 64
  • Oracle Enterprise Linux 6
  • Oracle Enterprise Linux 6.2
  • Oracle JDK (Linux Production Release) 1.7.0
  • Oracle JDK (Linux Production Release) 1.7.0_2
  • Oracle JDK (Linux Production Release) 1.7.0_4
  • Oracle JDK (Linux Production Release) 1.7.0_7
  • Oracle JDK (Solaris Production Release) 1.7.0
  • Oracle JDK (Solaris Production Release) 1.7.0_10
  • Oracle JDK (Solaris Production Release) 1.7.0_2
  • Oracle JDK (Solaris Production Release) 1.7.0_4
  • Oracle JDK (Solaris Production Release) 1.7.0_7
  • Oracle JDK (Windows Production Release) 1.7.0
  • Oracle JDK (Windows Production Release) 1.7.0_2
  • Oracle JDK (Windows Production Release) 1.7.0_4
  • Oracle JDK (Windows Production Release) 1.7.0_7
  • Oracle JRE 1.7.0 Update 10
  • Oracle JRE 1.7.0 Update 4
  • Oracle JRE 1.7.0 Update 6
  • Oracle JRE 1.7.0 Update 7
  • Oracle JRE 1.7.0 Update 9
  • Redhat Enterprise Linux 5 Server
  • Redhat Enterprise Linux Desktop 5 Client
  • Redhat Enterprise Linux Desktop 6
  • Redhat Enterprise Linux Desktop Optional 6
  • Redhat Enterprise Linux Desktop Supplementary 5 Client
  • Redhat Enterprise Linux Desktop Supplementary 6
  • Redhat Enterprise Linux HPC Node 6
  • Redhat Enterprise Linux HPC Node Optional 6
  • Redhat Enterprise Linux HPC Node Supplementary 6
  • Redhat Enterprise Linux Server 6
  • Redhat Enterprise Linux Server Optional 6
  • Redhat Enterprise Linux Server Supplementary 6
  • Redhat Enterprise Linux Supplementary 5 Server
  • Redhat Enterprise Linux Workstation 6
  • Redhat Enterprise Linux Workstation Optional 6
  • Redhat Enterprise Linux Workstation Supplementary 6
  • SuSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 11 SP2
  • SuSE SUSE Linux Enterprise Java 11 SP2
  • SuSE SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2
  • SuSE SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for VMware 11 SP2
  • SuSE openSUSE 12.2
  • Ubuntu Ubuntu Linux 12.10

Recommendations

Block external access at the network boundary, unless external parties require service.

Filter access to the affected computer at the network boundary if global access isn't needed. Restricting access to only trusted computers and networks might greatly reduce the likelihood of a successful exploit.

Deploy network intrusion detection systems to monitor network traffic for malicious activity.

Deploy NIDS to monitor network traffic for signs of anomalous or suspicious activity including unexplained incoming and outgoing traffic. This may indicate exploit attempts or activity that results from successful exploits.

Do not follow links provided by unknown or untrusted sources.

Web users should be cautious about following links to sites that are provided by unfamiliar or suspicious sources. Filtering HTML from emails may help remove a possible vector for transmitting malicious links to users.

Set web browser security to disable the execution of script code or active content.

Disabling the execution of script code in the browser may limit exposure to this and other latent vulnerabilities.

Run all software as a nonprivileged user with minimal access rights.

To limit the impact of latent vulnerabilities, configure applications to run as a nonadministrative user with minimal access rights.
Updates are available. Please see the references for more information.

Credits

Kafeine
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