Remote code execution in Oracle Java SE



Published: 2012-02-01 | Updated: 2016-12-29
Risk Critical
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2012-3213
CWE ID CWE-388
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.
Vulnerable software
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Java SE
Universal components / Libraries / Software for developers

JavaFX
Universal components / Libraries / Software for developers

Vendor Oracle

Security Advisory

This security advisory describes one critical risk vulnerability.

1) Error Handling

Risk: Critical

CVSSv3.1: 9.2 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:H/RL:O/RC:C] [PCI]

CVE-ID: CVE-2012-3213

CWE-ID: CWE-388 - Error Handling

Exploit availability: No

Description

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

The weakness exists due to improper handling of Rhino Javascript errors. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted Web site, trick the victim into visiting it and execute arbitrary code with privileges of the current user via untrusted Java Web Start applications and untrusted Java applets.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability results in arbitrary code execution on the vulnerable system.

Note: the vulnerability was being actively exploited.

Mitigation

Update the latest version from vendor's website:
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/index.html

Vulnerable software versions

Java SE: 5 Update 33, 5 Update 35, 5 Update 38, 6u10, 6u11, 6u12, 6u13, 6u14, 6u15, 6u16, 6u17, 6u18, 6u19, 6u20, 6u27, 6u34, 6u38, 7, 7u2, 7u4, 7u6, 7u11

JavaFX: 1.2, 1.3, 1.3.1, 2.0, 2.1, 2.2, 2.2.4

CPE External links

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/javacpufeb2013-1841061.html

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

Yes. This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.



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