Advisory Details

June 8th, 2011

Oracle Java ICC Profile Multi-Language 'curv' Tag Parsing Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-11-186
ZDI-CAN-1049

CVE ID CVE-2011-0862
CVSS SCORE 9, (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:C)
AFFECTED VENDORS Oracle
AFFECTED PRODUCTS Java Runtime
TIPPINGPOINT™ IPS CUSTOMER PROTECTION TippingPoint IPS customers are protected against this vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 11311. 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. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability. User interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must visit a malicious page.

The specific flaw exists within the way Java handles color profiles. When parsing a color profile containing a invalid MultiLanguage 'curv' tag it is possible to cause a memory corruption that can lead to remote code being executed under to user running the browser.

VENDOR RESPONSE Oracle has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/javacpujune2011-313339.html
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2011-01-21 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2011-06-08 - Coordinated public release of advisory
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