Vulnerability Alert

Oracle Java Runtime Environment Reflection API Code Execution Vulnerability

 
Threat Type:CWE-16: Configuration
IntelliShield ID:29064
Version:1
First Published:2013 April 23 17:24 GMT
Last Published:2013 April 23 17:24 GMT
Port: Not available
BugTraq ID:59352
Urgency:Unlikely Use
Credibility:Highly Credible
Severity:Moderate Damage
CVSS Base:6.8 CVSS Calculator
CVSS Version 2.0
CVSS Temporal:5.5
 
Version Summary:Oracle Java Runtime Environment contains a vulnerability that could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on a targeted system. Updates are not available.
 
 
Description
A vulnerability in Oracle Java Runtime Environment (JRE) could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system.

The vulnerability is due to insufficient sanitization of user-supplied input by the JRE while invoking the reflection application programming interface (API). An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by persuading a user to visit a crafted website that contains a malicious Java applet. Successful exploitation could allow the attacker to bypass sandbox protection and execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user.

Oracle has not confirmed the vulnerability and updates are not available.
 
Warning Indicators
Oracle Java Runtime Environment 7 Update 21 and prior are vulnerable.
 
IntelliShield Analysis
To exploit the vulnerability, the attacker may provide a link that directs a user to a malicious site. If the user holds elevated privileges, exploitation could result in complete compromise of the system.
 
Vendor Announcements
Vendor announcements are not available.
 
Impact
An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on a targeted system. A successful exploit could result in a complete compromise of the system.
 
Technical Information
Technical information is not available.
 
Safeguards
Administrators are advised to contact the vendor regarding future updates and releases.

Administrators may consider disabling JavaScript in the vulnerable applications.

Users should verify that unsolicited links are safe to follow.

Users are advised not to visit websites or follow links that have suspicious characteristics or cannot be verified as safe.

Administrators are advised to monitor affected systems.
 
Patches/Software
Patches and software updates are not available.
 
Alert History
 
Initial Release


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

Primary Products:
Sun Microsystems, Inc.Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 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, Update 12, Update 13, Update 14, Update 15, Update 16, Update 17, Update 21

Associated Products:
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