Oracle Java contains a vulnerability that could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to bypass security restrictions and execute arbitrary code on a targeted system. Updates are available.
Oracle Java contains a vulnerability that could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to bypass security restrictions and execute arbitrary code on a targeted system.
The vulnerability is due to improper security restrictions imposed by the affected software. An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by convincing a user to visit a malicious web page or follow a malicious link. Successful exploitation could allow an attacker to bypass Java sandbox security restrictions. An attacker could use this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on the system.
Functional code that demonstrates an exploit of this vulnerability is available as a part of the Metasploit framework.
Oracle has confirmed this vulnerability and released updated software.
Oracle Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 7 Update 7 and prior are vulnerable.
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.
Functional code is publicly available which may aid an attacker in exploiting this vulnerability.
An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to bypass Java sandbox security and execute arbitrary code on a targeted system. Successful exploitation could result in a complete system comprise.
The vulnerability is due to an unspecified error in the JAX-WS class subcomponent of the affected software, which could allow a Java applet to run arbitrary code outside the Java sandbox.
No further technical information available.
Administrators are advised to apply the appropriate updates.
Users are advised not to open unsolicited e-mail attachments. Users should verify that attachments are safe before opening them.
Administrators are advised to monitor affected systems.
Oracle has released software updates at the following link: Oracle CPU
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