Oracle Java jp2launcher.exe Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

2014-11-19T00:00:00
ID ZDI-14-382
Type zdi
Reporter Yuki Chen of Qihoo
Modified 2014-06-22T00:00:00

Description

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 paths within jp2launcher.exe. The issue lies in assumptions made in preparation for the call to java.exe. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute code as the current user with medium integrity.