Advisory Details

May 10th, 2013

Oracle Java JavaFX WebPage Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-13-074
ZDI-CAN-1727

CVE ID CVE-2013-2428
CVSS SCORE 10, (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/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 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 within the JavaFX WebPage class. A descendant class can overwrite the getPage method with a custom pointer into the native function. This could lead to remote code execution under the context of the process.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS Oracle has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/javacpuapr2013-1928497.html
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2013-01-07 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2013-05-10 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Vitaliy Toropov
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