Advisory Details

July 18th, 2014

Oracle Java ResourceBundle Format String Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-14-258
ZDI-CAN-2246

CVE ID CVE-2014-2490
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 handling of ResourceBundles. The issue lies in insufficient validation of user-supplied data when applying a ResourceBundle. 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/cpujul2014-1972956.html
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2014-04-03 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2014-07-18 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT John Leitch
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