Java Vulnerability CVE-2013-5838 patched in 2013 re-emerges

Industry media and security firm Security Explorations report that a Java vulnerability identified and fixed in 2013 can still be exploited, even on the latest available versions of Java: Java SE 7 Update 97, Java SE 8 Update 74 and Java SE 9 Early Access Build 108.

Rated by Oracle in 2013 as 9.3 out of 10 on the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS), CVE-2013-5838 [Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) database] can be exploited remotely, without authentication, to completely compromise a system’s confidentiality, integrity and availability.

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Using Waratek’s RASP containers with a default security policy, CVE-2013-5838 is automatically mitigated and no specific security rule for this CVE is required. Default security policies work in one of two ways: either reducing the severity of a given vulnerability, or eliminating the vulnerability altogether. In the case of CVE-2013-5838, a default security policy immediately reduces the severity of this vulnerability to partial and eliminates the complete compromise of the host computer system and its data. This benefit is achieved with no foreknowledge of this CVE or the nature of its exploit.

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