IBM Java SDK code execution

ibm-java-cve20135457-code-exec (88256) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk


A vulnerability in IBM Java SDK could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system. This vulnerability allows code running under a security manager to escalate its privileges by modifying or removing the security manager.


Base Score: 9.3
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Medium
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Complete
  Integrity Impact: Complete
  Availability Impact: Complete
Temporal Score: 6.9
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed


Gain Access


Refer to the appropriate IBM Security Bulletin for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.


  • IBM developerWorks: IBM Security Update November 2013.
  • IBM Security Bulletin 1655201: Multiple vulnerabilities in current releases of the IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition.
  • IBM Security Bulletin 1655202: Multiple vulnerabilities in IBM WebSphere Real Time.
  • IBM Security Bulletin 1659530: IBM Smart Analytics System 5600 is affected by multiple vulnerabilities in the IBM Java SDK.
  • IBM Security Bulletin 1661213: IBM Operational Decision Manager and WebSphere ILOG JRules: Multiple security vulnerabilities in IBM JRE.
  • BID-63622: IBM Java CVE-2013-5457 Unspecified Arbitrary Code Execution Vulnerability
  • CVE-2013-5457: Unspecified vulnerability in IBM Java SDK 7.0.0 before SR6, 6.0.1 before SR7, and 6.0.0 before SR15 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via unspecified vectors.
  • RHSA-2013-1507: Critical: java-1.7.0-ibm security update
  • RHSA-2013-1508: Critical: java-1.6.0-ibm security update
  • RHSA-2013-1793: Low: Red Hat Network Satellite server IBM Java Runtime security update
  • SA56338: IBM Smart Analytics System Series Java Multiple Vulnerabilities

Platforms Affected:

  • IBM Java SDK 6.0
  • IBM Java SDK 7.0
  • IBM Operational Decision Manager 8.0
  • IBM Operational Decision Manager 8.5
  • IBM Smart Analytics System 5600 10.1
  • IBM Smart Analytics System 5600 9.7
  • IBM Smart Analytics System 5600 V1
  • IBM Smart Analytics System 5600 V2
  • IBM Smart Analytics System 5600 V3
  • IBM WebSphere ILOG JRules 7.1
  • IBM WebSphere Operational Decision Manager 7.5
  • IBM WebSphere Real Time 3 Service Refresh 5
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 Client
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux Desktop Supplementary 6
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux HPC Node Supplementary 6
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux Server Supplementary 6
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux Workstation Supplementary 6
  • RedHat RHEL Desktop Supplementary 5 Client
  • RedHat RHEL Supplementary 5 Server


Nov 06, 2013

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