Re: [SE-2012-01] Details of issues fixed by Java SE 7 Update 21

2013-04-22T00:00:00
ID SECURITYVULNS:DOC:29266
Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2013-04-22T00:00:00

Description

Hello All,

We wanted to add the following information to our yesterday post.

We've learned that RedHat's Bugzilla associates CVE-2013-1537 [1] with the RMI issue allowing for a remote loading and execution of arbitrary Java code on servers [2].

It looks that Oracle has finally patched RMI vulnerability that was known to the vendor since 2005. What's also interesting is that a fix for it is now highlighted by Oracle as a new security feature of Java [3].

We can't decide what is more surprising to us: 1) finding out that Oracle finally admitted that Java security issues could affect servers as well (so far the Plugin was the source of all evilness), 2) learning that at Oracle, "every developer is a security rifleman", "trained on security" [4].

Thank you.

Best Regards, Adam Gowdiak


Security Explorations http://www.security-explorations.com "We bring security research to the new level"


References: [1] CVE-2013-1537 OpenJDK: remote code loading enabled by default https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=952387 [2] "Security Vulnerabilities in Java SE", technical report http://www.security-explorations.com/materials/se-2012-01-report.pdf [3] Java SE 7 Update 21 Release and more https://blogs.oracle.com/java/entry/java_se_7_update_21 [4] Oracle Secures Java with 41 Updates, Code Signing

http://www.esecurityplanet.com/network-security/oracle-secures-java-with-41-updates-code-signing.html