Advisory Details

May 10th, 2013

(Pwn2Own) Oracle Java DriverManager Privilege Block Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-13-076
ZDI-CAN-1823

CVE ID CVE-2013-1488
CVSS SCORE 9.3, (AV:N/AC:M/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 usage of java.sql.DriverManager. The issue lies in an implicit call to toString() that is made within a doPrivileged block. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute code under the context of the current 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
  • 2013-03-29 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2013-05-10 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT James Forshaw (tyranid)
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