Bug 718164 (CVE-2011-2513) - CVE-2011-2513 icedtea, icedtea-web: home directory path disclosure to untrusted applications
Summary: CVE-2011-2513 icedtea, icedtea-web: home directory path disclosure to untrust...
Alias: CVE-2011-2513
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
QA Contact:
Depends On: 718180 718181 723556 723557
Blocks: 717859
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2011-07-01 08:57 UTC by Tomas Hoger
Modified: 2019-09-29 12:45 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

Fixed In Version: icedtea-web 1.0.4, icedtea-web 1.1.1
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2012-08-08 08:28:34 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)

System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2011:1100 0 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Moderate: icedtea-web security update 2011-07-27 14:52:37 UTC

Description Tomas Hoger 2011-07-01 08:57:34 UTC
Omair Majid discovered an information disclosure flaw in the JNLP (Java Network Launching Protocol) implementation used in IcedTea and IcedTea-web. An unsigned Java Web Start application or Java Applet could use this flaw to determine a path to the cache directory (/home/<username>/.netx/cache/) used to store downloaded jars for Web Start application or Applet by querying class's ClassLoader properties. This discloses full path to user's home directory on the local system and user's login name.

Comment 4 Tomas Hoger 2011-07-20 15:02:54 UTC
Created icedtea-web tracking bugs for this issue

Affects: fedora-15 [bug 723556]

Comment 5 Tomas Hoger 2011-07-20 15:02:58 UTC
Created java-1.6.0-openjdk tracking bugs for this issue

Affects: fedora-14 [bug 723557]

Comment 6 errata-xmlrpc 2011-07-27 14:52:45 UTC
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Via RHSA-2011:1100 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2011-1100.html

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