Java Runtime Environment Hotspot final field vulnerability

2013-04-24T00:00:00
ID SAINT:CE931E8670DCC9F78E1487CB876EBA2E
Type saint
Reporter SAINT Corporation
Modified 2013-04-24T00:00:00

Description

Added: 04/24/2013
CVE: CVE-2013-2423
BID: 59162
OSVDB: 92348

Background

The Java Runtime Environment (JRE) is part of the Java Development Kit (JDK), a set of programming tools for developing Java applications. The Java Runtime Environment provides the minimum requirements for executing a Java application; it consists of the Java Virtual Machine (JVM), core classes, and supporting files.

Problem

A vulnerability in the Hotspot subcomponent of JRE allows command execution when the user runs a specially crafted Java program.

Resolution

Upgrade to JRE 5.0 Update 41, JRE 6 Update 43, or JRE 7 Update 17 or higher.

References

<http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/javacpuapr2013-1928497.html>

Limitations

Exploit works on Oracle JRE 7 Update 17 on Windows XP SP3 English (DEP OptIn) and Windows 7 SP1 (DEP OptIn), and requires a user to open the exploit page in Internet Explorer.

Platforms

Windows