Remote code execution in Java

Published: 2010-04-10 12:22:17 | Updated: 2017-01-03
Severity Critical
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2010-0886
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.
Vulnerable software Java SE
Vulnerable software versions Java SE 6 Update 19
Java SE 6 Update 18
Java SE 6 Update 17

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Vendor URL Oracle

Security Advisory

1) Improper input validation


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to an error when parsing URL to a Java Networking Launching Protocol (.jnlp) file. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted link, trick the victim into clicking on it and execute arbitrary commands on the target system with privileges of the current user.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability results in compromise of vulnerable system.

Note: this vulnerability is being actively exploited.


Install JDK and JRE 6 Update 20.

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