Java Runtime Environment (JRE) version 7 STIG for Unix

U_JRE7_UNIX_V1R4_Manual-xccdf.xml

The Java Runtime Environment (JRE) is a bundle developed and offered by Oracle Corporation which includes the Java Virtual Machine (JVM), class libraries, and other components necessary to run Java applications and applets. Certain default settings within the JRE pose a security risk so it is necessary to deploy system wide properties to ensure a higher degree of security when utilizing the JRE.
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Version / Release: V1R4

Published: 2014-12-29

Updated At: 2018-09-23 02:56:30

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    Vuln Rule Version CCI Severity Title Description Status Finding Details Comments
    SV-43596r2_rule JRE0001-UX MEDIUM The dialog to enable users to grant permissions to execute signed content from an un-trusted authority must be disabled. Java applets exist both signed and unsigned. Even for signed applets, there can be many sources, some of which may be purveyors of malware. Applet sources considered trusted can have their information populated into the browser, enabling Java to validate applets against trusted sources. Permitting execution of signed Java applets from un-trusted sources may result in acquiring malware, and risks system modification, invasion of privacy, or denial of service. NOTE: The 'JRE' directory in the file path may reflect the specific JRE release installed.DCBP-1
    SV-43601r2_rule JRE0010-UX MEDIUM The dialog enabling users to grant permissions to execute signed content from an un-trusted authority must be locked. Java applets exist both signed and unsigned. Even for signed applets, there can be many sources, some of which may be purveyors of malware. Applet sources considered trusted can have their information populated into the browser, enabling Java to validate applets against trusted sources. Permitting execution of signed Java applets from un-trusted sources may result in malware running on the system, and risks system modification, invasion of privacy, or denial of service. Ensuring users cannot change the permission settings which control the execution of signed Java applets contributes to a more consistent security profile. NOTE: The 'JRE' directory in the file path may reflect the specific JRE release installed. DCBP-1
    SV-43604r2_rule JRE0020-UX MEDIUM The setting for users to check publisher certificates for revocation must be enabled. A certificate revocation list is a directory which contains a list of certificates that have been revoked for various reasons. Certificates may be revoked due to improper issuance, compromise of the certificate, and failure to adhere to policy. Therefore, any certificate found on a CRL should not be trusted. Permitting execution of an applet published with a revoked certificate may result in spoofing, malware, system modification, invasion of privacy, and denial of service. NOTE: The 'JRE' directory in the file path may reflect the specific JRE release installed. DCBP-1
    SV-43617r3_rule JRE0030-UX MEDIUM The setting enabling users to configure the check publisher certificates for revocation must be locked. Certificates may be revoked due to improper issuance, compromise of the certificate, and failure to adhere to policy. Therefore, any certificate found revoked on a CRL or via Online Certificate Status Protocol (OCSP) should not be trusted. Permitting execution of an applet published with a revoked certificate may result in spoofing, malware, system modification, invasion of privacy, and denial of service. Ensuring users cannot change these settings assures a more consistent security profile. NOTE: The 'JRE' directory in the file path may reflect the specific JRE release installed. DCBP-1
    SV-43618r2_rule JRE0040-UX MEDIUM The option to enable online certificate validation must be enabled. Online certificate validation provides a real-time option to validate a certificate. When enabled, if a certificate is presented, the status of the certificate is requested. The status is sent back as 'current', 'expired', or 'unknown'. Online certificate validation provides a greater degree of validation of certificates when running a signed Java applet. Permitting execution of an applet with an invalid certificate may result in malware execution , system modification, invasion of privacy, and denial of service. NOTE: The 'JRE' directory in the file path may reflect the specific JRE release installed. DCBP-1
    SV-43619r2_rule JRE0050-UX MEDIUM The option to enable online certificate validation must be locked. Online certificate validation provides a real-time option to validate a certificate. When enabled, if a certificate is presented, the status of the certificate is requested. The status is sent back as 'current', 'expired', or 'unknown'. Online certificate validation provides a greater degree of validation of certificates when running a signed Java applet. Permitting execution of an applet with an invalid certificate may result in malware, system modification, invasion of privacy, and denial of service. Ensuring users cannot change settings contributes to a more consistent security profile. NOTE: The 'JRE' directory in the file path may reflect the specific JRE release installed. DCBP-1
    SV-43649r1_rule JRE0060-UX MEDIUM The configuration file must contain proper keys and values to deploy settings correctly. This configuration file must hold values of the location of the deployment.properties file as well as the enforcement of these properties. Without a proper path for the properties file, deployment would not be possible. If the path specified does not lead to a properties file the value of the 'deployment.system.config. mandatory' key determines how to handle the situation. If the value of this key is true, JRE will not run if the path to the properties file is invalid. NOTE: The 'JRE' directory in the file path may reflect the specific JRE release installed.DCBP-1
    SV-43621r1_rule JRE0070-UX MEDIUM A configuration file must be present to deploy properties for JRE. The deployment.config file is used for specifying the location and execution of system-level properties for the Java Runtime Environment. By default no deployment.config file exists; thus, no system-wide deployment.properties file exists. Without the deployment.config file, setting particular options for the Java control panel is impossible. NOTE: The 'JRE' directory in the file path may reflect the specific JRE release installed.DCBP-1
    SV-43620r2_rule JRE0080-UX MEDIUM A properties file must be present to hold all the keys that establish properties within the Java control panel. The deployment.properties file is used for specifying keys for the Java Runtime Environment. Each option in the Java control panel is represented by property keys. These keys adjust the options in the Java control panel based on the value assigned to that key. By default no deployment.properties file exists; thus, no system-wide deployment exists. Without the deployment.properties file, setting particular options for the Java control panel is impossible. NOTE: The 'JRE' directory in the file path may reflect the specific JRE release installed. DCBP-1
    SV-51133r1_rule JRE0090-UX MEDIUM The version of the JRE running on the system must be the most current available. The JRE is being continually updated by the vendor in order to address identified security vulnerabilities. Running an older version of the JRE can introduce security vulnerabilities to the system.Java applications are runtime version dependant. Applications must be tested to ensure compatability with new Java Runtime version prior to applying upgrades to production environment. Failure to test application functionality with the newest version of JRE could result in undesireable results up to and including partial or full application failure.System AdministratorDCBP-1