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Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls

CVE-2009-3880

Severity Medium
Score 5/10

Summary

The Abstract Window Toolkit (AWT) in Java Runtime Environment (JRE) in Sun Java SE 5.0 before Update 22 and 6 before Update 17, and OpenJDK, does not properly restrict the objects that may be sent to loggers, which allows attackers to obtain sensitive information via vectors related to the implementation of Component, KeyboardFocusManager, and DefaultKeyboardFocusManager, aka Bug Id 6664512.

  • LOW
  • NETWORK
  • NONE
  • NONE
  • PARTIAL
  • NONE

CWE-264 - Permissions Privileges and Access Controls

CWE 264 (permissions, privileges, and access controls) is not a weakness in and of itself, rather it is a category of weaknesses related to the management of permissions, privileges, and other security features used to perform access control. If not addressed, the weaknesses in this category allow attackers to gain privileges for an unintended sphere of control, access sensitive information, and execute arbitrary commands.

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Advisory Timeline

  • Published