Advisory Details

February 11th, 2013

Oracle Java NativeJavaConstructor Class Serialization Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-13-011
ZDI-CAN-1587

CVE ID CVE-2012-3213
CVSS SCORE 7.5, (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
AFFECTED VENDORS Oracle
AFFECTED PRODUCTS Java Runtime
VULNERABILITY DETAILS


This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Oracle Java. 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 due to insufficient checks during deserialization in the NativeJavaConstructor class that is part of the Rhino JavaScript Engine. This allows for the construction of otherwise privileged objects which can lead to remote code execution under the context of the current user.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS Oracle has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/javacpufeb2013-1841061.html
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2012-07-24 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2013-02-11 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT James Forshaw (tyranid)
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