Oracle Critical Security Alert for CVE-2013-1493

Original Release Date: April 9, 2013
Last Revised: September 14, 2017
Number: ASA-2013-211
Risk Level: Low
Advisory Version: 4.0
Advisory Status: Final

1. Overview:

New Oracle Critical Security Alerts have been issued by Oracle on Oracle's Critical Patch Updates and Security Alerts website. Specific updates or alerts pertaining to this advisory are described below. The Oracle Advisory covering content outlined in this Avaya Security Advisory may be found in Oracle Security Alert for CVE-2013-0809 and contains the following security issues.

Vulnerability in the Java Runtime Environment component of Oracle Java SE (subcomponent: 2D). Supported versions that are affected are 7 Update 15 and before, 6 Update 41 and before and 5.0 Update 40 and before. Easily exploitable vulnerability allows successful unauthenticated network attacks via multiple protocols. Successful attack of this vulnerability can result in unauthorized Operating System takeover including arbitrary code execution. Note: Applies to client deployment of Java only. This vulnerability can be exploited only through untrusted Java Web Start applications and untrusted Java applets. (Untrusted Java Web Start applications and untrusted applets run in the Java sandbox with limited privileges.). The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2013-0809 to this issue.

Vulnerability in the Java Runtime Environment component of Oracle Java SE (subcomponent: 2D). Supported versions that are affected are 7 Update 15 and before, 6 Update 41 and before and 5.0 Update 40 and before. Easily exploitable vulnerability allows successful unauthenticated network attacks via multiple protocols. Successful attack of this vulnerability can result in unauthorized Operating System takeover including arbitrary code execution. Note: Applies to client deployment of Java only. This vulnerability can be exploited only through untrusted Java Web Start applications and untrusted Java applets. (Untrusted Java Web Start applications and untrusted applets run in the Java sandbox with limited privileges.). The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2013-1493 to this issue.

2. Avaya System Products with Oracle Java SE installed:

Product: Affected Version(s): Risk Level: Actions:
Avaya Aura® Application Enablement Services 5.x, 6.1 thru 6.3.2 Low Upgrade to 6.3.3 or later
Avaya Aura® Application Server 5300:
  • SIP Core
2.0, 3.0 including PB1 thru PB5 Low For 2.0, upgrade to 3.0 and install Service Pack 6 or later.
For 3.0, install Service Pack 6 or later.
Avaya CMS R15.x, R16.x, R17.x Low Upgrade to R18fa.b or later.
Avaya Aura® Communication Manager 5.2.x Low Upgrade to 6.3 or later.
Avaya Aura® Conferencing 7.x Low Upgrade to 7.2 SP6 or later.
Avaya Aura® Conferencing Standard Edition 6.x Low See Recommended Actions and Mitigating Factors table below. This advisory will not be addressed as no further releases are planned. It is recommended that customers migrate to one of Avaya's conferencing solutions including Aura® Conferencing 7.0 or later.
Avaya Aura® Experience Portal 6.x Low Upgrade to 7.0 or later.
Avaya IP Office Server Edition 8.x, 9.0 Low Upgrade to 9.1 or later.
Avaya IP Office Application Server 8.x, 9.0 Low Upgrade to 9.1 or later.
Avaya IQ 4.x, 5.x Low See recommended actions and Mitigating Factors table below. This advisory will not be addressed as no further releases are planned. It is recommended to migrate to Avaya Oceanalytics for Elite.
Avaya IR 4.x Low See recommended actions and Mitigating Factors table below. This advisory will not be addressed as no further releases are planned. It is recommended that customers migrate to Avaya Experience Portal.
Avaya Meeting Exchange Components:
  • Client Registration Server
  • Recording Server
  • Streaming Server
  • Web Conferencing Server
  • Webportal
6.2 thru 6.2 with SP2 Low Upgrade to 6.2 with SP3 or later.
Avaya Message Networking 5.2.x Low Upgrade to 6.3 or later.
Avaya Aura® Messaging 6.0 thru 6.2 Low Upgrade to 6.3 or later.
Avaya Messaging Application Server 5.2 thru 5.2.18 Low Upgrade to 5.2.19 or later.
Avaya Message Storage Server 5.2 SP1 thru SP9 Low Upgrade to 5.2 SP16 or later.
Avaya Aura® Presence Services 6.1 Low Upgrade to 6.1.2 or later.
Avaya Proactive Contact 5.0 thru 5.1 Low Upgrade to 5.1.1 or later.
Avaya Aura® Session Manager 1.1, 5.x, 6.0 thru 6.3.1 Low Upgrade to 6.3.10 or later.
Avaya Aura® SIP Enablement Services 5.x Low See recommended actions below. This advisory will not be addressed as no further releases are planned.
Avaya Aura® System Manager 5.x, 6.0 thru 6.3.2 Low Upgrade to 6.3.8 or later.
Avaya Aura® Utility Services 6.x Low Upgrade to 6.3 or 7.0 and later.
Avaya Voice Portal 5.x Low Upgrade to Avaya Aura® Experience Portal 7.0 or later.

Recommended Actions:
Avaya strongly recommends that customers follow networking and security best practices by implementing firewalls, ACLs, physical security or other appropriate access restrictions. Though Avaya believes such restrictions should always be in place, risk to Avaya products and the surrounding network from this potential vulnerability may be mitigated by ensuring these practices are implemented until such time as an Avaya provided product update or the recommended Avaya action is applied. Further restrictions as deemed necessary based on the customer's security policies may be required during this interim period, but customers should not modify the System Product operating system or application unless the change is approved by Avaya. Making changes that are not approved may void the Avaya product service contract.

Mitigating Factors:

When determining risk, Avaya takes into account many factors as outlined by Avaya's Security Vulnerability Classification Policy. The following table describes factors that mitigate the risk of specific vulnerabilities for affected Avaya products:

Vulnerability Mitigating Factors
CVE-2013-0809
CVE-2013-1493
These are rated a Low risk for all products as untrusted Web Start Java applications and untrusted Java applets are not allowed to execute by default.

3. Additional Information:

Additional information may also be available via the Avaya support website and through your Avaya account representative. Please contact your Avaya product support representative, or dial 1-800-242-2121, with any questions.

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5. Revision History:

V 1.0 - April 9, 2013 - Initial Statement issued.
V 2.0 - May 24, 2016 - Updated AES, AS 5300, CMS, CM, AAC, AEP, IP Office Server, Messaging, MSS, PS, PC and SMGR Affected Versions and Actions.
V 3.0 - Aug 10, 2016 - Updated Messaging Application Server Affected Versions and Actions.
V 4.0 - September 14, 2017 - Update IQ and MN Actions and Advisory status to Final.

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