ZDI-11-192: Oracle Java Web Start Command Argument Injection Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

2011-06-10T00:00:00
ID SECURITYVULNS:DOC:26486
Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2011-06-10T00:00:00

Description

ZDI-11-192: Oracle Java Web Start Command Argument Injection Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-11-192

June 8, 2011

-- CVE ID: CVE-2011-0863

-- CVSS: 9, (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:C)

-- Affected Vendors: Oracle

-- Affected Products: Oracle Java Runtime

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-- 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 way Java webstart parses certain properties from the jnlp file. Due to insufficient quote escaping it is possible to supply additional command line parameters to the java process. By crafting such parameters, an attacker can execute remote code under the context of the user running the process.

-- Vendor Response: Oracle has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/javacpujune2011-313339.html

-- Disclosure Timeline: 2011-01-21 - Vulnerability reported to vendor 2011-06-08 - Coordinated public release of advisory

-- Credit: This vulnerability was discovered by: * Chris Ries

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