Red Hat IcedTea-Web up to 1.3.2 LiveConnect information disclosure

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A vulnerability has been found in Red Hat IcedTea-Web and classified as problematic. This vulnerability affects an unknown function of the component LiveConnect. 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. CVE summarizes:

The LiveConnect implementation in plugin/icedteanp/ in IcedTea-Web before 1.4.2 allows local users to read the messages between a Java applet and a web browser by pre-creating a temporary socket file with a predictable name in /tmp.

The weakness was shared 03/03/2014 by Michael Scherer with Red Hat (Website). The advisory is available at This vulnerability was named CVE-2013-6493 since 11/04/2013. The exploitation appears to be easy. Local access is required to approach this attack. No form of authentication is required for a successful exploitation. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not available. This vulnerability is assigned to T1592 by the MITRE ATT&CK project.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 72875 (Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.10 : icedtea-web vulnerability (USN-2131-1)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Ubuntu Local Security Checks.

Upgrading to version 1.1.1 eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (91319) and Tenable (72875).





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CPE 2.3info

CPE 2.2info


VulDB Meta Base Score: 4.0
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 3.8

VulDB Base Score: 4.0
VulDB Temp Score: 3.8
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Class: Information disclosure
CWE: CWE-200 / CWE-284 / CWE-266
ATT&CK: T1592

Local: Yes
Remote: No

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Nessus ID: 72875
Nessus Name: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.10 : icedtea-web vulnerability (USN-2131-1)
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OpenVAS ID: 841735
OpenVAS Name: Ubuntu Update for icedtea-web USN-2131-1
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: IcedTea-Web 1.1.1


11/04/2013 🔍
02/05/2014 +93 days 🔍
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03/03/2014 +26 days 🔍
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03/24/2015 +362 days 🔍
02/03/2022 +2508 days 🔍



Advisory: USN-2131-1
Researcher: Michael Scherer
Organization: Red Hat
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2013-6493 (🔍)

X-Force: 91319
Vulnerability Center: 43772 - IcedTea-Web before 1.4.2 Local Symlink Attack in LiveConnect, Low
SecurityFocus: 65437 - IcedTea-Web LiveConnect Implementation Insecure Temporary File Creation Vulnerability
Secunia: 57036


Created: 03/24/2015 03:54 PM
Updated: 02/03/2022 09:15 AM
Changes: 03/24/2015 03:54 PM (67), 05/24/2017 10:39 AM (7), 02/03/2022 09:14 AM (3), 02/03/2022 09:15 AM (1)
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