Advisory Details

April 5th, 2010

Sun Java Runtime Environment JPEGImageReader stepX Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-10-054
ZDI-CAN-641

CVE ID CVE-2010-0841
CVSS SCORE 10.0, (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
AFFECTED VENDORS Sun Microsystems
AFFECTED PRODUCTS Java Runtime
TREND MICRO CUSTOMER PROTECTION Trend Micro TippingPoint IPS customers are protected against this vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 8701. For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS: http://www.tippingpoint.com
VULNERABILITY DETAILS

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Sun's Java Runtime Environment. User interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must visit a malicious page.

The specific flaw exists in the processing of JPEG image dimensions. When specifying large values to the dimensions of a subsample an integer overflow occurs leading to memory corruption. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability can lead to a compromise under the credentials of the currently logged in user.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS Sun Microsystems has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
http://www.oracle.com/technology/deploy/security/critical-patch-updates/javacpumar2010.html
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2009-12-10 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2010-04-05 - Coordinated public release of advisory
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