Advisory Details

February 15th, 2011

Oracle Java Applet Clipboard Injection Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-11-083
ZDI-CAN-628

CVE ID CVE-2010-4465
CVSS SCORE 10, (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
AFFECTED VENDORS Oracle
AFFECTED PRODUCTS Java Runtime
TREND MICRO CUSTOMER PROTECTION Trend Micro TippingPoint IPS customers are protected against this vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 10851. 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 the Oracle Java Runtime. User interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must visit a malicious page.

The specific flaw is due to insufficient defenses against system clipboard hijacking. When in focus, a handle to the system clipboard can be retrieved without user interaction by a malicious component. The clipboard can then be arbitrarily read from or written to. By writing a TransferableProxy object to the system clipboard and then forcing a paste action, arbitrary code can be executed under the context of the user invoking the JRE.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS Oracle has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/javacpufeb2011-304611.html
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2010-01-26 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2011-02-15 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Sami Koivu
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