Oracle Java LDAP Deserialization Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ID ZDI-13-248
Type zdi
Reporter Ben Murphy
Modified 2013-11-09T00:00:00


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 LDAP deserialization. An attacker can use a custom LDAP server to create objects in restricted packages, and leverage this to disable the Java sandbox and execute arbitrary code in the context of the user.