Advisory Details

November 19th, 2014

Oracle Java jp2launcher.exe Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

ZDI-14-382
ZDI-CAN-2535

CVE ID CVE-2014-6466
CVSS SCORE 4.6, (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
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 paths within jp2launcher.exe. The issue lies in assumptions made in preparation for the call to java.exe. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute code as the current user with medium integrity.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS Oracle has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/cpuoct2014-1972960.html
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2014-10-06 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2014-11-19 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Yuki Chen of Qihoo
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