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Java Applet Reflection Type Confusion Remote Code Execution (CVE-2013-2423)


Check Point Reference: CPAI-2013-1685
Date Published:
Industry Reference(s): CVE-2013-2423
Protection Provided by: Security Gateway
  • R75
Who is Vulnerable?
Java Runtime Environment (JRE) component in Oracle Java SE 7 Update 17 and earlier, and OpenJDK 7
Vulnerability Description
An unknown vulnerability has been reported in Java Runtime Environment. The vulnerability is due to unknown vectors related to HotSpot. A remote attacker can exploit this issue by enticing a target user to view a specially crafted web page.

Protection Overview
This protection will detect and block the transferring of a malicious jar file.

In order for the protection to be activated, update your product to the latest update. For information on how to update , go to SBP-2006-05, Protection tab and select the version of your choice.

To configure the defense, select your product from the list below and follow the related protection steps.

Security Gateway R75 / R71 / R70

How Can I Protect My Network?

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Java Applet Reflection Type Confusion Remote Code Execution protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all modules.

How Do I Know if My Network is Under Attack?
SmartView Tracker will log the following entries:
Attack Name: Web Server Enforcement Violation
Attack Information: Java Applet Reflection Type Confusion Remote Code Execution