VUPEN Security Research - Oracle Java Applet Preloader Click-2-Play Warning Bypass Vulnerability
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"Java is the foundation for virtually every type of networked application and is the global standard for developing and delivering mobile applications, games, Web-based content, and enterprise software." (Oracle)
VUPEN Vulnerability Research Team discovered a critical vulnerability in Oracle Java.
The vulnerability is caused by a design error in the Java click-2-play security warning when the preloader is used, which can be exploited by remote attackers to load a malicious applet (e.g. taking advantage of a Java memory corruption vulnerability) without any user interaction
Oracle Java version 7u21 and prior
In-depth technical analysis of the vulnerability and a private exploit will be available through the VUPEN BAE (Binary Analysis & Exploits) portal:
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Governments and major corporations which are members of the VUPEN Threat Protection Program (TPP) have been proactively alerted about the vulnerability when it was discovered by VUPEN in advance of its public disclosure, and have received a detailed attack detection guidance to protect national and critical infrastructures against potential 0-day attacks exploiting this vulnerability:
Upgrade to Java 7u25 or later.
This vulnerability was discovered by Florent H. of VUPEN Security
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*-*- - Vulnerability Discovered by VUPEN 2013-06-18 - Vulnerability Fixed in Java 7u25 2013-07-08 - Public disclosure