JRE8-UX-000060 - Oracle JRE 8 must default to the most secure built-in setting - deployment.security.level.locked

Details

Applications that are signed with a valid certificate and include the permissions attribute in the manifest for the main JAR file are allowed to run with security prompts. All other applications are blocked. Unsigned applications could perform numerous types of attacks on a system.


Solution

Navigate to the system-level 'deployment.properties' file for JRE.

/etc/.java/deployment/deployment.properties

Add the key 'deployment.security.level=VERY_HIGH' to the deployment.properties file.
Add the key 'deployment.security.level.locked' to the deployment.properties file.


Supportive Information

The following resource is also helpful.

This security hardening control applies to the following category of controls within NIST 800-53: Configuration Management.This control applies to the following type of system Unix.


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