Advisory Details

October 12th, 2010

Oracle Java ActiveX Plugin Uninitialized Window Handle Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-10-207
ZDI-CAN-792

CVE ID CVE-2010-3555
CVSS SCORE 9, (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:C)
AFFECTED VENDORS Oracle
AFFECTED PRODUCTS Java Runtime
VULNERABILITY DETAILS

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Oracle's Java platform that utilize the ActiveX Plugin. 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 how the plugin initializes objects. While the plugin is in a particular state, the application will fail to initialize a field that is used as a window handle. Exploitation can lead to code execution under the privileges of the application.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS Oracle has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/javacpuoct2010-176258.html
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2010-06-01 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2010-10-12 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Anonymous
Stephen Fewer of Harmony Security (www.harmonysecurity.com)
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