TippingPoint Zero Day Initiative

Oracle Data Quality LoaderWizard ActiveX Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-14-111: April 21st, 2014


CVSS Score

Affected Vendors

Affected Products

    Data Quality

Vulnerability Details

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Oracle Data Quality. 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 the TSS12.LoaderWizard.lwctrl ActiveX control. The issue lies in the failure to properly initialize values leading to a use-after-free condition. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute code under the context of the current process.

Vendor Response

Oracle has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:

Disclosure Timeline

    2013-11-06 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
    2014-04-21 - Coordinated public release of advisory


This vulnerability was discovered by:
    Andrea Micalizzi aka rgod