Oracle Java JDK / JRE 5 < Update 41 Remote Code Execution (Unix)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 65049


The remote host contains a runtime environment that can allow code execution.


The version of Oracle (formerly Sun) Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 5.x installed on the remote host is earlier than Update 41. It, therefore, potentially can allow remote code execution due to the following vulnerabilities related to the '2D' sub-component :

- An integer overflow error exists related to handling sample model instances that could result in memory corruption leading to arbitrary code execution.

- An unspecified error exists that could allow memory to be overwritten and could allow the security manager to be bypassed, thus leading to application crashes or arbitrary code execution. (CVE-2013-1493)

Please note this issue affects client deployments only and is exploited through untrusted 'Java Web Start' applications and untrusted Java applets.


Update to JDK / JRE 5 Update 41 or later and remove, if necessary, any affected versions.

Note that an Extended Support contract with Oracle is needed to obtain JDK / JRE 5 Update 41 or later.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 65049

File Name: oracle_java5_update41_unix.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.16 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Family: Misc.

Published: 2013/03/06

Modified: 2016/12/07

Dependencies: 64815

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:oracle:jre, cpe:/a:oracle:jre

Required KB Items: Host/Java/JRE/Installed

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/03/04

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2013/02/28

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Metasploit (Java CMM Remote Code Execution)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-0809, CVE-2013-1493

BID: 58238, 58296

OSVDB: 90737, 90837

CERT: 688246