Advisory Details

January 18th, 2011

Red Hat OpenJDK IcedTea6 ClassLoader Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-11-014
ZDI-CAN-1018

CVE ID CVE-2010-4351
CVSS SCORE 9, (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:C)
AFFECTED VENDORS Red Hat
AFFECTED PRODUCTS OpenJDK IcedTea
TIPPINGPOINT™ IPS CUSTOMER PROTECTION TippingPoint IPS customers are protected against this vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 10778. 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 Java OpenJDK. User interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must visit a malicious page or open a malicious file.

The flaw exists within the IcedTea.so component. When handling the an applet the process fails to properly restrict permission of code. It is possible to create and instantiate subclasses of ClassLoader. A remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code under the context of the browser.

VENDOR RESPONSE Red Hat has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=CVE-2010-4351
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2010-12-21 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2011-01-18 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Anonymous
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