Oracle Java TTF Font Parsing Heap Corruption Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ID ZDI-14-013
Type zdi
Reporter John Leitch
Modified 2014-11-09T00:00:00


This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Oracle Java Runtime. 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 parsing routines of a ttf font file with a large offset value for a script table. A remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code under the context of the process.