Vulnerability Alert

Oracle Java Runtime Environment AtomicReferenceArray Type Violation Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

 
Threat Type:IntelliShield: Applied Mitigation Bulletin
IntelliShield ID:25553
Version:10
First Published:2012 March 30 20:45 GMT
Last Published:2012 July 09 21:02 GMT
Port: Not available
CVE:CVE-2011-3563 , CVE-2011-3571 , CVE-2011-5035 , CVE-2012-0497 , CVE-2012-0498 , CVE-2012-0499 , CVE-2012-0500 , CVE-2012-0501 , CVE-2012-0502 , CVE-2012-0503 , CVE-2012-0504 , CVE-2012-0505 , CVE-2012-0506 , CVE-2012-0507 , CVE-2012-0508
BugTraq ID:51194 , 51467 , 52012 , 52017 , 52018 , 52161
Urgency:Possible use
Credibility:Confirmed
Severity:Moderate Damage
CVSS Base:10.0 CVSS Calculator
CVSS Version 2.0
CVSS Temporal:8.3
 
Version Summary:

IntelliShield has updated this alert to reflect changes in the urgency rating and CVSS scoring to address the Oracle Java Runtime Environment AtomicReferenceArray type violation remote code execution vulnerability.  Updated information on additional exploit toolkits is also available.

 
 
Description

Multiple versions of Oracle Java Runtime Environment (JRE) contain a vulnerability that could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on a targeted system.

The vulnerability is due to an implementation flaw in the affected software.  An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by persuading a user to visit a malicious web page.  Successful exploitation could allow the attacker to bypass security restrictions and execute arbitrary code on the system with the privileges of the user.

Functional code that exploits this vulnerability is publicly available from exploit toolkits such as Incognito, Phoenix, and Black Hole.

Oracle has confirmed this vulnerability and released software updates.

 
Warning Indicators

The following Oracle products are vulnerable:

  • JRE versions 7 Update 2 and prior
  • JRE versions 6 Update 30 and prior
  • JRE versions 5 Update 33 and prior
 
IntelliShield Analysis

Reports indicate that this vulnerability is being actively exploited in the wild and that an exploit could allow the attacker to execute arbitrary code with elevated privileges, leading to a complete system compromise.

To exploit the vulnerability, the attacker may provide a link that directs a user to a malicious site and use misleading language or instructions to persuade the user to follow the provided link.

Oracle has updated the CVSS base score for this vulnerability on May 17, 2012.

On client deployments of Java, this vulnerability can be exploited only through untrusted Java Web Start applications and untrusted Java applets because of the limited privileges these applications run in the Java sandbox.

 
Vendor Announcements

Oracle has released a security advisory at the following link: Oracle Java SE Critical Patch Update Advisory - February 2012

Apple has released a security advisory at the following link: HT5228

HP has released security bulletins c03254184, c03266681, and c03350339 at the following links: HPSBUX02757 SSRT100779HPSBUX02760 SSRT100805, and HPSBUX02784 SSRT100871

IBM has released APARs at the following links: IV16102 and IV15332

IBM has released a security bulletin at the following link: swg21598423

Red Hat has released security advisories at the following links: RHSA-2012:0135, RHSA-2012:0322, RHSA-2012:0508, and RHSA-2012:0514

 
Impact

An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to bypass security restrictions and execute arbitrary code with elevated privileges on a targeted system.? Successful exploitation could lead to a complete system compromise.

 
Technical Information

The vulnerability exists because the AtomicReferenceArray class could perform deserialization of an object array in an unsafe manner.? Due to this unsafe deserialization, an unauthenticated, remote attacker could bypass the JRE sandbox mechanism and execute arbitrary code on the system outside the sandbox protections.

An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by persuading a user to visit a malicious web page.? The processing of malicious Java content in the web page could trigger a logical flaw that the attacker could use to bypass security sandbox mechanisms and execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user.

 
Safeguards

Administrators are advised to apply the appropriate updates.

Users are advised not to open e-mail messages from suspicious or unrecognized sources. If users cannot verify that links or attachments included in e-mail messages are safe, they are advised not to open them.

Administrators are advised to monitor affected systems.

 
Patches/Software

Oracle has released patches for registered users at the following link: Oracle

Apple has released updated software at the following links:

Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 7
Java for OS X Lion 2012-001

HP has released updated software at the following links:

HP-UX B.11.11, B.11.23 or B.11.31
JDK and JRE v6.0.14 or subsequent
JDK and JRE version 5.0.24 or subsequent
JDK and JRE v7.0.01 or subsequent

IBM has released fixes at the following link: IBM developer kits

IBM has released updated software at the following link: IBM Rational AppScan 8.6

Red Hat packages can be updated using the up2date or yum command.


Signatures
 
Cisco Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) 6.0
Signature IDSignature NameReleaseLatest Release Date
2076/0Oracle Java AtomicReferenceArray Sandbox BreachS7052013 Apr 03 
2076/1Oracle Java AtomicReferenceArray Sandbox BreachS7052013 Apr 03 
 
Alert History
 

Version 9, June 15, 2012, 1:30 PM: IBM has released an additional security bulletin and updated software to address the Oracle Java Runtime Environment AtomicReferenceArray type violation remote code execution vulnerability.

Version 8, June 1, 2012, 9:51 AM: HP has released an additional security bulletin and updated software to address the Oracle Java Runtime Environment AtomicReferenceArray type violation remote code execution vulnerability.

Version 7, May 31, 2012, 9:31 AM: IBM has released an additional APAR and fixes to address the Oracle Java Runtime Environment AtomicReferenceArray type violation remote code execution vulnerability.

Version 6, April 25, 2012, 10:04 AM: Red Hat has released an additional security advisory and updated packages to address the Oracle Java Runtime Environment AtomicReferenceArray type violation remote code execution vulnerability.

Version 5, April 23, 2012, 3:30 PM: Red Hat has re-released an additional security advisory and updated packages to address the Oracle Java Runtime Environment AtomicReferenceArray type violation remote code execution vulnerability.

Version 4, April 20, 2012, 12:41 PM: IBM has released an APAR and fixes to address the Oracle Java Runtime Environment AtomicReferenceArray type violation remote code execution vulnerability.

Version 3, April 5, 2012, 2:46 PM: Apple has released a security advisory and updated software to address the Oracle Java Runtime Environment AtomicReferenceArray type violation remote code execution vulnerability.

Version 2, April 4, 2012, 2:34 PM:  HP has released an additional security bulletin and updated software to address the Oracle Java Runtime Environment AtomicReferenceArray type violation remote code execution vulnerability.

Version 1, March 30, 2012, 3:45 PM: Oracle Java Runtime Environment contains a vulnerability that could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to bypass security restrictions and execute arbitrary code with elevated privileges.  Updates are available.



Product Sets
 
The security vulnerability applies to the following combinations of products.

Primary Products:
Sun Microsystems, Inc.JavaFX 1.0 .1, .2, .3, .3.1 | 2.0 .1
Sun Microsystems, Inc.Java Development Kit (JDK) 5.0.0 Base, Update 1, Update 2, Update 3, Update 4, Update 5, Update 6, Update 7, Update 8, Update 9, Update 10, Update 11, Update 12, Update 13, Update 14, Update 15, Update 16, Update 17, Update 18, Update 19, Update 20, Update 21, Update 22, Update 23, Update 24, Update 25, Update 26, Update 27, Update 28, Update 29, Update 30, Update 31, Update 32, Update 33 | 6.0.0 Base, Update 1, Update 2, Update 3, Update 4, Update 5, Update 6, Update 7, Update 8, Update 9, Update 10, Update 11, Update 12, Update 13, Update 14, Update 15, Update 16, Update 17, Update 18, Update 19, Update 20, Update 21, Update 22, Update 23, Update 24, Update 25, Update 26, Update 27, Update 28, Update 29, Update 30 | 7.0.0 Base, Update 1, Update 2
Sun Microsystems, Inc.Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 1.4.2 Base, _01, _02, _03, _04, _05, _06, _07, _08, _09, _10, _11, _12, _13, _14, _15, _16, _17, _18, _19, _20, _21, _22, _23, _24, _25, _26, _27, _28, _29, _30, _31, _32, _33, _34, _35 | 5.0.0 Base, Update 1, Update 2, Update 3, Update 4, Update 5, Update 6, Update 7, Update 8, Update 9, Update 10, Update 11, Update 12, Update 13, Update 14, Update 15, Update 16, Update 17, Update 18, Update 19, Update 20, Update 21, Update 22, Update 23, Update 24, Update 25, Update 26, Update 27, Update 28, Update 29, Update 30, Update 31, Update 32, Update 33 | 6.0 Base, Update 1, Update 2, Update 3, Update 4, Update 5, Update 6, Update 7, Update 10, Update 11, Update 12, Update 13, Update 14, Update 15, Update 16, Update 17, Update 18, Update 19, Update 20, Update 21, Update 22, Update 23, Update 24, Update 25, Update 26, Update 27, Update 28, Update 29, Update 30 | 7.0 Base, Update 1, Update 2
Sun Microsystems, Inc.Java Software Development Kit (SDK) 1.4.2 Base, _01, _02, _03, _04, _05, _06, _07, _08, _09, _10, _11, _12, _13, _14, _15, _16, _17, _18, _19, _20, _21, _22, _23, _24, _25, _26, _27, _28, _29, _30, _31, _32, _33, _34, _35

Associated Products:
AppleMac OS X 10.6 Intel, PPC | 10.6.1 Intel, PPC | 10.6.2 Base | 10.6.3 Base | 10.6.4 Base | 10.6.5 Base | 10.6.6 Base | 10.6.7 Base | 10.6.8 Base | 10.7 Base | 10.7.1 Base | 10.7.2 Base | 10.7.3 Base
AppleMac OS X Server 10.6 Intel, PPC | 10.6.1 Intel, PPC | 10.6.2 Base | 10.6.3 Base | 10.6.4 Base | 10.6.5 Base | 10.6.6 Base | 10.6.7 Base | 10.6.8 Base | 10.7 Base | 10.7.1 Base | 10.7.2 Base | 10.7.3 Base
CentOS ProjectCentOS 6 .0 i386, .0 x86_64, .1 i386, .1 x86_64, .2 i386, .2 x86_64
HPHP Java Development Kit (JDK) 1.4.2 .00, .01, .02, .03, .04, .05, .06, .07, .08, .09, .10, .11, .12, .13, .14, .15, .16, .17, .18, .19, .20, .21, .22, .23, .24, .25, .26, .27 | 5.0.0 Base, Update 1, Update 2, Update 3, Update 4, Update 5, Update 6, Update 7, Update 8, Update 9, Update 10, Update 11, Update 12, Update 13, Update 14, Update 15, Update 16, Update 17, Update 18, Update 19, Update 20, Update 21, Update 22, Update 23, Update 24 | 6.0 .00, .01, .02, .03, .04, .05, .06, .07, .08, .09, .10, .11, .12, .13 | 7.0 Base
HPHP Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 1.4.2 .00, .01, .02, .03, .04, .05, .06, .07, .08, .09, .10, .11, .12, .13, .14, .15, .16, .17, .18, .19, .20, .21, .22, .23, .24, .25, .26, .27 | 5.0.0 Base, Update 1, Update 2, Update 3, Update 4, Update 5, Update 6, Update 7, Update 8, Update 9, Update 10, Update 11, Update 12, Update 13, Update 14, Update 15, Update 16, Update 17, Update 18, Update 19, Update 20, Update 21, Update 22, Update 23, Update 24 | 6.0 .00, .01, .02, .03, .04, .05, .06, .07, .08, .09, .10, .11, .12, .13 | 7.0 Base
HPHP-UX 11.11/11i Base | 11.23 Base | 11.31 Base
IBMIBM 31-bit Java for z/OS SDK 1.4 Base, .1, .2 | 5.0 Base
IBMIBM Runtimes for Java Technology 5.0 Base | 6.0 Base
IBMJava Development Kit (JDK) 5.0 Base, SR1, SR2, SR3, SR4, SR5, SR5a, SR6, SR7, SR8, SR8a, SR9, SR10, SR11, SR11-FP1, SR11-FP2, SR12, SR12-FP1, SR12-FP2, SR12-FP3, SR12-FP4, SR13 | 6.0 Base, SR1, SR2, SR3, SR4, SR5, SR6, SR7, SR8, SR9, SR9-FP1, SR9-FP2, SR10 | 7.0 Base
IBMRational AppScan Source 7.0 Base | 8.0 .0.1, .0.2, Base | 8.5 .0.1, Base
Red Hat, Inc.Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 IA-32, x86_64
Red Hat, Inc.Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server AUS 6.2 IA-32, x86_64
Red Hat, Inc.Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop 5 IA-32, x86_64 | 6 IA-32, x86_64
Red Hat, Inc.Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop Supplementary 5.0 IA-32, x86-64 | 6 IA-32, x86_64
Red Hat, Inc.Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node 6 x86_64
Red Hat, Inc.Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node Supplementary 6 x86_64
Red Hat, Inc.Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 6 IA-32, x86_64
Red Hat, Inc.Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server EUS 6.2.z IA-32, x86_64
Red Hat, Inc.Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Supplementary 6 IA-32, PPC, PPC 64, s390, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat, Inc.Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Supplementary EUS 6.2.z IA-32, x86_64, PPC, PPC64, S390x, S390
Red Hat, Inc.Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation 6 IA-32, x86_64
Red Hat, Inc.Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation Supplementary 6 IA-32, x86_64
Red Hat, Inc.RHEL Supplementary 5 IA-32, PPC, PPC64, S390, S390x, x86_64




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