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Oracle Java JNDI Sandbox Bypass (CVE-2014-0422)

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Check Point Reference: CPAI-2014-0929
Date Published:
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Last Updated:
Industry Reference(s): CVE-2014-0422
Protection Provided by: Security Gateway
  • R75 and above
Who is Vulnerable?
Oracle Java Development Kit (JDK) 5 Update 55 and prior
Oracle Java Development Kit (JDK) 6 Update 65 and prior
Oracle Java Development Kit (JDK) 7 Update 45 and prior
Oracle Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 5 Update 55 and prior
Oracle Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6 Update 65 and prior
Oracle Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 7 Update 45 and prior
Vulnerability Description
A sandbox bypass vulnerability exists in Oracle Java. The vulnerability is due to the insecure getContextClassLoader() method in the JNDI component. A remote unauthenticated attacker can exploit this vulnerability by enticing a user to visit a webpage containing a maliciously crafted Java applet. Successful exploitation could result in arbitrary code execution in the context of the currently logged in user.

Protection Overview
This protection will detect and block attempts to exploit this vulnerability.

In order for the protection to be activated, update your Security Gateway product to the latest IPS update. For information on how to update IPS, 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 R70 / R71 / R75 and above

How Can I Protect My Network?

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Oracle Java JNDI Sandbox Bypass 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:  Oracle Protection Violation.
Attack Information:  Oracle Java JNDI Sandbox Bypass