Robocode AWT Event Queue security bypass

robocode-awteventqueue-security-bypass (42136) The risk level is classified as LowLow Risk

Description:

Robocode could allow an attacker to bypass security restrictions, caused by improper restrictions on the internals of the Robocode game. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability using the AWT Event Queue to access AWT Event Queue internals.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 6.4
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: None
 
Temporal Score: 4.7
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Bypass Security

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of Robocode (1.6.0 or later), available from the SourceForge.net: File Web site. See References.

References:

  • SourceForge.net: Files: Robocode.
  • SourceForge.net: Files: Robocode, File Release Notes and Changelog, Release Name: 1.6.0.
  • BID-29016: Robocode AWT Event Queue Security Bypass Vulnerability
  • CVE-2008-2078: Robocode before 1.6.0 allows user-assisted remote attackers to access the internals of the Robocode game via unspecified vectors related to the AWT Event Queue.
  • OSVDB ID: 44828: Robocode AWT Event Queue Unspecified Security Bypass
  • SA30043: Robocode AWT Event Queue Security Bypass

Platforms Affected:

  • Robocode Robocode 1.0.7
  • Robocode Robocode 1.4.9
  • Robocode Robocode 1.5.4

Reported:

May 01, 2008

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