ID CVE-2013-6493
Summary 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.
Vulnerable Configurations
  • cpe:2.3:a:redhat:icedtea-web:1.3.2
  • IcedTea project IcedTea-Web 1.0.1
  • IcedTea project IcedTea-Web 1.0.2
  • IcedTea project IcedTea-Web 1.0.3
  • Red Hat IcedTea-Web 1.0.4
  • Red Hat IcedTea-Web 1.0.5
  • Red Hat IcedTea-Web 1.0.6
  • IcedTea project IcedTea-Web 1.1
  • Red Hat IcedTea-Web 1.1.1
  • Red Hat IcedTea-Web 1.1.2
  • Red Hat IcedTea-Web 1.1.3
  • Red Hat IcedTea-Web 1.1.4
  • Red Hat IcedTea-Web 1.1.5
  • Red Hat IcedTea-Web 1.1.6
  • Red Hat IcedTea-Web 1.1.7
  • Red Hat IcedTea-Web 1.2
  • Red Hat IcedTea-Web 1.2.1
  • Red Hat IcedTea-Web 1.2.2
  • Red Hat IcedTea-Web 1.3
  • Red Hat IcedTea-Web 1.3.1
Base: 2.1 (as of 04-03-2014 - 06:53)
  • Subverting Environment Variable Values
    The attacker directly or indirectly modifies environment variables used by or controlling the target software. The attacker's goal is to cause the target software to deviate from its expected operation in a manner that benefits the attacker.
  • Footprinting
    An attacker engages in probing and exploration activity to identify constituents and properties of the target. Footprinting is a general term to describe a variety of information gathering techniques, often used by attackers in preparation for some attack. It consists of using tools to learn as much as possible about the composition, configuration, and security mechanisms of the targeted application, system or network. Information that might be collected during a footprinting effort could include open ports, applications and their versions, network topology, and similar information. While footprinting is not intended to be damaging (although certain activities, such as network scans, can sometimes cause disruptions to vulnerable applications inadvertently) it may often pave the way for more damaging attacks.
  • Exploiting Trust in Client (aka Make the Client Invisible)
    An attack of this type exploits a programs' vulnerabilities in client/server communication channel authentication and data integrity. It leverages the implicit trust a server places in the client, or more importantly, that which the server believes is the client. An attacker executes this type of attack by placing themselves in the communication channel between client and server such that communication directly to the server is possible where the server believes it is communicating only with a valid client. There are numerous variations of this type of attack.
  • Browser Fingerprinting
    An attacker carefully crafts small snippets of Java Script to efficiently detect the type of browser the potential victim is using. Many web-based attacks need prior knowledge of the web browser including the version of browser to ensure successful exploitation of a vulnerability. Having this knowledge allows an attacker to target the victim with attacks that specifically exploit known or zero day weaknesses in the type and version of the browser used by the victim. Automating this process via Java Script as a part of the same delivery system used to exploit the browser is considered more efficient as the attacker can supply a browser fingerprinting method and integrate it with exploit code, all contained in Java Script and in response to the same web page request by the browser.
  • Session Credential Falsification through Prediction
    This attack targets predictable session ID in order to gain privileges. The attacker can predict the session ID used during a transaction to perform spoofing and session hijacking.
  • Reusing Session IDs (aka Session Replay)
    This attack targets the reuse of valid session ID to spoof the target system in order to gain privileges. The attacker tries to reuse a stolen session ID used previously during a transaction to perform spoofing and session hijacking. Another name for this type of attack is Session Replay.
  • Using Slashes in Alternate Encoding
    This attack targets the encoding of the Slash characters. An attacker would try to exploit common filtering problems related to the use of the slashes characters to gain access to resources on the target host. Directory-driven systems, such as file systems and databases, typically use the slash character to indicate traversal between directories or other container components. For murky historical reasons, PCs (and, as a result, Microsoft OSs) choose to use a backslash, whereas the UNIX world typically makes use of the forward slash. The schizophrenic result is that many MS-based systems are required to understand both forms of the slash. This gives the attacker many opportunities to discover and abuse a number of common filtering problems. The goal of this pattern is to discover server software that only applies filters to one version, but not the other.
nessus via4
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id OPENSUSE-2014-176.NASL
    description icedtea-web was updated to version 1.4.2 (bnc#864364), fixing various bugs and a security issues : - Dialogs center on screen before becoming visible - Support for u45 new manifest attributes (Application-Name) - Custom applet permission policies panel in itweb-settings control panel - Plugin - PR1271: icedtea-web does not handle 'javascript:'-protocol URLs - RH976833: Multiple applets on one page cause deadlock - Enabled javaconsole - Security Updates - CVE-2013-6493/RH1010958: insecure temporary file use flaw in LiveConnect implementation - Except above also : - Christmas splashscreen extension - fixed classloading deadlocks - cleaned code from warnings - pipes moved to XDG runtime dir - Patches changes : - rebased icedtea-web-1.1-moonlight-symbol-clash.patch - add icedtea-web-1.4.2-mkdir.patch - add icedtea-web-1.4.2-softkiller-link.patch - build with rhino support - use fdupes - run make run-netx-dist-tests in %check on openSUSE > 13.1
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2019-01-02
    plugin id 75272
    published 2014-06-13
    reporter Tenable
    title openSUSE Security Update : icedtea-web (openSUSE-SU-2014:0310-1)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    description The OpenJDK Java Plugin IcedTea Web was released to fix a temporary file access problem. Changes : - Dialogs center on screen before becoming visible. - Support for u45 new manifest attributes (Application-Name). - Custom applet permission policies panel in itweb-settings control panel. - Plugin fixes : - PR1271: icedtea-web does not handle 'javascript:'-protocol URLs - RH976833: Multiple applets on one page cause deadlock - Enabled javaconsole. - Security fixes : - CVE-2013-6493/RH1010958: Insecure temporary file use flaw in LiveConnect implementation. - Additional fixes and changes : - Christmas splashscreen extension - Fixed classloading deadlocks - Cleaned code from warnings - Pipes moved to XDG runtime dir.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2014-03-20
    plugin id 73117
    published 2014-03-20
    reporter Tenable
    title SuSE 11.3 Security Update : icedtea-web (SAT Patch Number 8974)
  • NASL family Ubuntu Local Security Checks
    NASL id UBUNTU_USN-2131-1.NASL
    description Michael Scherer discovered that IcedTea Web created temporary directories in an unsafe fashion. A local attacker could possibly use this issue to obtain or modify sensitive information from other local user sessions. Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2019-01-02
    plugin id 72875
    published 2014-03-07
    reporter Tenable
    title Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.10 : icedtea-web vulnerability (USN-2131-1)
redhat via4
  • OR
    • comment Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Client is installed
      oval oval:com.redhat.rhba:tst:20111656001
    • comment Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Server is installed
      oval oval:com.redhat.rhba:tst:20111656002
    • comment Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Workstation is installed
      oval oval:com.redhat.rhba:tst:20111656003
    • comment Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 ComputeNode is installed
      oval oval:com.redhat.rhba:tst:20111656004
  • OR
    • AND
      • comment icedtea-web is earlier than 0:1.5.1-1.el6
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhba:tst:20141417005
      • comment icedtea-web is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhba:tst:20141417006
    • AND
      • comment icedtea-web-javadoc is earlier than 0:1.5.1-1.el6
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhba:tst:20141417007
      • comment icedtea-web-javadoc is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhba:tst:20141417008
released 2014-04-08
severity None
title RHBA-2014:1417: icedtea-web bug fix and enhancement update (None)
  • icedtea-web-0:1.5.1-1.el6
  • icedtea-web-javadoc-0:1.5.1-1.el6
refmap via4
  • [distro-pkg-dev] 20140305 IcedTea-Web 1.4.2 released!
  • [oss-security] 20140207 IcedTea-Web insecure temporary directory use - CVE-2013-6493
secunia 57036
suse openSUSE-SU-2014:0310
ubuntu USN-2131-1
Last major update 16-03-2014 - 00:42
Published 03-03-2014 - 11:55
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