Advisory Details

June 27th, 2013

Oracle Java Runtime Environment AWT mediaLib Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-13-148
ZDI-CAN-1698

CVE ID CVE-2013-0809
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 AWT mediaLib. The specific issue lies in the handling of width and height values. The width and height are multiplied against one value when allocating a buffer but is multiplied against another value when copying data into the buffer. 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/alert-cve-2013-1493-1915081.html
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2013-01-22 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2013-06-27 - Coordinated public release of advisory
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