Oracle Java JavaFX Arbitrary Argument Remote Code Execution VulnerabilityZDI-12-038: February 22nd, 2012
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This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Oracle Java. User interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must visit a malicious page or open a malicious file.
The specific flaw exists within JavaFX, a downloadable Java extension. The JavaFX Jar file is signed by Oracle and can be installed without user interaction. Once installed it is possible to invoke the main method of any trusted class with arbitrary arguments and with a trusted call stack. This can be leveraged to remote code execution under the context of the user.
Vendor ResponseOracle has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
2011-11-21 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2012-02-22 - Coordinated public release of advisory
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