Oracle JRE 1.6.0/1.7.0 information disclosure

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A vulnerability was found in Oracle JRE 1.6.0/1.7.0 (Programming Language Software). It has been declared as problematic. Affected by this vulnerability is some unknown functionality. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a information disclosure vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-200. The product exposes sensitive information to an actor that is not explicitly authorized to have access to that information. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality.

The weakness was released 10/16/2012 with Oracle (Website). The advisory is shared at This vulnerability is known as CVE-2012-5072 since 09/22/2012. The exploitation appears to be easy. The attack can be launched remotely. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available. The price for an exploit might be around USD $5k-$25k at the moment (estimation calculated on 12/19/2021). It is expected to see the exploit prices for this product decreasing in the near future.MITRE ATT&CK project uses the attack technique T1592 for this issue.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 62597 (CentOS 6 : java-1.6.0-openjdk (CESA-2012:1384)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family CentOS Local Security Checks. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 185012 (HP-UX Running Java Multiple Vulnerabilities (HPSBUX02832)).

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (79434), Vulnerability Center (SBV-36719) and Tenable (62597). Entries connected to this vulnerability are available at 8581, 8582, 62718 and 62717.






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CPE 2.3info

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VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 5.3

VulDB Base Score: 5.3
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Class: Information disclosure
CWE: CWE-200 / CWE-284 / CWE-266
ATT&CK: T1592

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Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 62597
Nessus Name: CentOS 6 : java-1.6.0-openjdk (CESA-2012:1384)
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OpenVAS ID: 881526
OpenVAS Name: CentOS Update for java CESA-2012:1384 centos6
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09/22/2012 🔍
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Advisory: RHSA-2012:1384
Organization: Oracle
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2012-5072 (🔍)

X-Force: 79434
Vulnerability Center: 36719 - [javacpuoct2012-1515924] Oracle JRE in Java SE Unspecified Remote Vulnerability Related to Security - CVE-2012-5072, Medium
SecurityFocus: 56083 - Oracle Java SE CVE-2012-5072 Remote Java Runtime Environment Vulnerability
Secunia: 51028

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Created: 03/24/2015 12:22 PM
Updated: 12/19/2021 09:35 AM
Changes: 03/24/2015 12:22 PM (59), 04/19/2017 10:31 AM (16), 12/19/2021 09:31 AM (2), 12/19/2021 09:35 AM (2)
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