Oracle Java up to 5.0 Update 45/6 Update 45/7 Update 21 JMX integer coercion

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A vulnerability, which was classified as problematic, has been found in Oracle Java up to 5.0 Update 45/6 Update 45/7 Update 21 (Programming Language Software). Affected by this issue is some unknown processing of the component JMX. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a integer coercion vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-192. Integer coercion refers to a set of flaws pertaining to the type casting, extension, or truncation of primitive data types. Impacted is integrity. CVE summarizes:

Unspecified vulnerability in the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) component in Oracle Java SE 7 Update 21 and earlier, 6 Update 45 and earlier, and 5.0 Update 45 and earlier, and OpenJDK 7, allows remote attackers to affect integrity via vectors related to JMX. NOTE: the previous information is from the June 2013 CPU. Oracle has not commented on claims from another vendor that this issue is due to an incorrect implementation of "certain class checks" that allows remote attackers to bypass intended class restrictions.

The weakness was presented 06/18/2013 with Oracle as Oracle Java SE Critical Patch Update Advisory - June 2013 as not defined advisory (Website). The advisory is available at This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2013-2457 since 03/05/2013. The exploitation is known to be easy. The attack may be launched remotely. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 69762 (Amazon Linux AMI : java-1.7.0-openjdk (ALAS-2013-204)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Amazon Linux Local Security Checks. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 350537 (Amazon Linux Security Advisory for java-1.6.0-openjdk: ALAS-2013-207).

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability. The advisory contains the following remark:

Due to the threat posed by a successful attack, Oracle strongly recommends that customers apply CPU fixes as soon as possible.
Heise notes, that "[t]his is the last Java update that will occur on the out of sync timetable that has been in play since the start of the year. The next update is scheduled to take place as part of Oracle's normal Critical Patch Update schedule in October this year".

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (85052) and Tenable (69762). is providing further details.







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Class: Integer coercion
CWE: CWE-192 / CWE-189

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Nessus ID: 69762
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OpenVAS ID: 892722
OpenVAS Name: Debian Security Advisory DSA 2722-1 (openjdk-7 - several vulnerabilities
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Advisory: Oracle Java SE Critical Patch Update Advisory - June 2013
Organization: Oracle
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CVE: CVE-2013-2457 (🔍)

X-Force: 85052
Vulnerability Center: 40088 - [javacpujun2013-1899847, cpujuly2013-1899826] Oracle Java JRE Remote Unspecified Vulnerability Affecting Integrity Related to JMX - CVE-2013-2457, Medium
SecurityFocus: 60632 - Oracle Java SE CVE-2013-2457 Remote Security Vulnerability
Secunia: 54154 - IBM Java Multiple Vulnerabilities, Highly Critical

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Created: 06/19/2013 10:34 AM
Updated: 05/17/2021 09:18 AM
Changes: 06/19/2013 10:34 AM (87), 05/03/2017 04:32 PM (3), 05/17/2021 09:18 AM (3)
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