ZDI-12-142 : Oracle Java WebStart Browser Argument Injection Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2012-08-20T00:00:00



ZDI-12-142 : Oracle Java WebStart Browser Argument Injection Remote Code Execution Vulnerability http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-12-142 August 17, 2012

  • -- CVE ID: CVE-2012-1713

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

  • -- Affected Vendors: Oracle

  • -- Affected Products: Oracle 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 BasicService.showDocument Java Webstart function. This function allows additional parameters to be passed to the browser. Depending on which browser the user has set as default browser this could lead to remote code execution under the context of the current user.

  • -- Vendor Response: Oracle has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/javacpujun2012-1515912.ht ml

  • -- Disclosure Timeline: 2012-03-14 - Vulnerability reported to vendor 2012-08-17 - Coordinated public release of advisory

  • -- Credit: This vulnerability was discovered by:

  • Chris Ries

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