Advisory Details

June 27th, 2013

Oracle Java AWT Memory Corruption Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-13-156
ZDI-CAN-1846

CVE ID CVE-2013-2463
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 AWT mlib library. The issue lies in the ability to bypass validation checks leading to out-of-bounds array accesses. 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/javacpujun2013-1899847.html
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2013-04-16 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2013-06-27 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Vitaliy Toropov
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