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Vulnerability Alert

Oracle Java AWT Image Transform Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

 
Threat Type:CWE-119: Buffer Errors
IntelliShield ID:28219
Version:6
First Published:2013 February 13 16:35 GMT
Last Published:2013 April 30 15:15 GMT
Port: Not available
CVE:CVE-2013-1480
BugTraq ID:57691
Urgency:Unlikely Use
Credibility:Confirmed
Severity:Moderate Damage
CVSS Base:9.3 CVSS Calculator
CVSS Version 2.0
CVSS Temporal:8.1
 
Version Summary:HP has released an additional security bulletin and updated software to address the Oracle Java AWT image transform remote code execution vulnerability.
 
 
Description
Oracle Java Runtime Environment (JRE) contains a vulnerability that could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on a targeted system.

The vulnerability is due to insufficient bound checks performed by the affected software. An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by convincing a targeted user to open a crafted web page. If successful, the attacker could cause execute arbitrary code on the targeted system.

Oracle has confirmed the vulnerability and software updates are available.
 
Warning Indicators
The following Oracle products are vulnerable:
  • JRE 7 Update 11 and prior
  • JRE 6 Update 38 and prior
  • JRE 5 update 38 and prior
  • JRE 1.4.2_40 and prior
 
IntelliShield Analysis
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.
 
Vendor Announcements
Oracle has released a security advisory at the following link: Oracle Java SE Critical Patch Update Advisory - February 2013

Apple has released a security advisory at the following link: HT5666

HP has released security bulletins c03725347, c03735640 and c03748879 at the following links: HPSBUX02864 SSRT101156, HPSBUX02867 SSRT101103 and HPSBMU02874 SSRT101184.

Red Hat has released an official CVE statement and security advisories for bug 906904 at the following links: CVE-2013-1480, RHSA-2013-0624, RHSA-2013:0626, and RHSA-2013-0625
 
Impact
An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the affected process. As the process executes with elevated privileges, code execution with the privileges could allow a complete system compromise.
 
Technical Information
The vulnerability is in the Java AWT Image Transform library functions due to insufficient bounds checks on user-supplied data. During the memory allocation process for certain image transformation functions, Java could ignore the numBands value and could use the static 0x4h value to allocate heap memory for user-supplied data. This could cause a heap buffer overflow memory corruption error.

An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit the vulnerability by convincing a targeted user to visit a malicious web page. Successful exploitation could allow the attacker to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the application, that could result in a complete system compromise.
 
Safeguards
Administrators are advised to apply the appropriate updates.

Users should verify that unsolicited links are safe to follow.

Administrators may consider using IP-based access control lists (ACLs) to allow only trusted systems to access the affected systems.

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 13 and Java for OS X 2013-001

HP has released updated software at the following links:
HP JDK and JRE version 6.0.18 or subsequent
HP JDK and JRE version 5.0.28 or subsequent

Service Manager 9.31P2 Server
Windows Server 9.31.2004 p2
HP Itanium Server 9.31.2004 p2
Linux Server 9.31.2004 p2
Solaris Server 9.31.2004 p2
AIX Server 9.31.2004 p2 

Red Hat has released updated software for registered subscribers at the following link: Red Hat Network

Red Hat packages can be updated on Red Hat Enterprise Linux versions 5 and later using the yum tool.
 
Alert History
 

Version 5, April 17, 2013, 4:35 PM: HP has released an additional security bulletin and updated software to address the Oracle Java AWT image transform remote code execution vulnerability.

Version 4, April 5, 2013, 5:53 PM: HP has released a security bulletin and updated software to address the Oracle Java AWT image transform remote code execution vulnerability.

Version 3, March 12, 2013, 6:59 PM: Red Hat has released security advisories and updated packages to address the Oracle Java AWT image transform remote code execution vulnerability.

Version 2, February 20, 2013, 7:44 AM: Apple has released a security advisory and updated software to address the Oracle Java AWT image transform remote code execution vulnerability.

Version 1, February 13, 2013, 7:35 AM: Oracle Java Runtime Environment contains a vulnerability that could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on a targeted system. Updates are available.



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

Primary Products:
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, _36, _37, _38, _39, _40 | 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, Update 34, Update 35, Update 36, Update 37, Update 38 | 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, Update 31, Update 32, Update 33, Update 34, Update 35, .36, .37, .38 | 7.0 Base, Update 1, Update 2, Update 3, Update 4, Update 5, Update 6, Update 7, Update 8, Update 9, Update 10, Update 11

Associated Products:
AppleMac OS X 10.8 Base, .1 | 10.8.1 Base | 10.8.2 Base
AppleMac OS X Server 10.7 Base | 10.7.1 Base | 10.7.2 Base | 10.7.3 Base | 10.7.4 Base | 10.7.5 Base | 10.8.0 Base | 10.8.1 Base | 10.8.2 Base
HPHP 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 | 6.0 .00, .01, .02, .03, .04, .05, .06, .07, .08, .09, .10, .11, .12, .13, .14, .15, .16, .17
HPHP Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 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 | 6.0 .00, .01, .02, .03, .04, .05, .06, .07, .08, .09, .10, .11, .12, .13, .14, .15, .16, .17
HPHP Service Manager (HPSM) 9.30 Base | 9.31 Base
HPHP-UX 11.11/11i Base | 11.23 Base | 11.31 Base
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 Supplementary 6 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 6.4.z IA-32, ppc, ppc64, s390, s390x, 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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