Improper Access Control

Affecting openjdk-jre package, versions [1.7.0,1.7.0_191) || [1.8.0,1.8.0_181)

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Overview

openjdk-jre is a free and open-source implementation of the Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE).

Affected versions of this package are vulnerable to Improper Access Control. Vulnerability in the Java SE component of Oracle Java SE (subcomponent: Java DB). Difficult to exploit vulnerability allows unauthenticated attacker with network access via multiple protocols to compromise Java SE. While the vulnerability is in Java SE, attacks may significantly impact additional products. Successful attacks of this vulnerability can result in takeover of Java SE. Note: This vulnerability can only be exploited by supplying data to APIs in the specified Component without using Untrusted Java Web Start applications or Untrusted Java applets, such as through a web service. CVE-2018-2938 addresses CVE-2018-1313.

Remediation

Upgrade openjdk-jre to version 7.0.191, 8.0.181 or higher.

References

CVSS Score

9.0
high severity
  • Attack Vector
    Network
  • Attack Complexity
    High
  • Privileges Required
    None
  • User Interaction
    None
  • Scope
    Changed
  • Confidentiality
    High
  • Integrity
    High
  • Availability
    High
CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H
Credit
Unknown
CVE
CVE-2018-2938
CWE
CWE-284
Snyk ID
SNYK-UPSTREAM-OPENJDKJRE-73474
Disclosed
18 Jul, 2018
Published
31 Jan, 2019