Oracle Java TTF Font Parsing Heap Corruption Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

2014-02-05T00:00:00
ID ZDI-14-013
Type zdi
Reporter John Leitch
Modified 2014-11-09T00:00:00

Description

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.