Improper Access Control

Affecting openjdk-jre package, versions [1.7.0,1.7.0_201) || [1.8.0,1.8.0_191) || [11.0.0]

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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, Java SE Embedded component of Oracle Java SE (subcomponent: Hotspot). Difficult to exploit vulnerability allows unauthenticated attacker with network access via multiple protocols to compromise Java SE, Java SE Embedded. Successful attacks require human interaction from a person other than the attacker and while the vulnerability is in Java SE, Java SE Embedded, attacks may significantly impact additional products. Successful attacks of this vulnerability can result in takeover of Java SE, Java SE Embedded. Note: This vulnerability applies to Java deployments, typically in clients running sandboxed Java Web Start applications or sandboxed Java applets (in Java SE 8), that load and run untrusted code (e.g. code that comes from the internet) and rely on the Java sandbox for security. This vulnerability does not apply to Java deployments, typically in servers, that load and run only trusted code (e.g. code installed by an administrator).

Remediation

Upgrade openjdk-jre to version 7.0.201, 8.0.191 or higher.

References

CVSS Score

8.3
high severity
  • Attack Vector
    Network
  • Attack Complexity
    High
  • Privileges Required
    None
  • User Interaction
    Required
  • Scope
    Changed
  • Confidentiality
    High
  • Integrity
    High
  • Availability
    High
CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H
Credit
Unknown
CVE
CVE-2018-3169
CWE
CWE-284
Snyk ID
SNYK-UPSTREAM-OPENJDKJRE-73487
Disclosed
17 Oct, 2018
Published
31 Jan, 2019