Remote code execution in Oracle Java SE



Published: 2012-08-26 | Updated: 2016-12-29
Risk Critical
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2012-4681
CWE-ID CWE-388
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.
Vulnerable software
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Oracle Java SE
Universal components / Libraries / Software for developers

Vendor Oracle

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one critical risk vulnerability.

1) Error Handling

EUVDB-ID: #VU3040

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]

CVE-ID: CVE-2012-4681

CWE-ID: CWE-388 - Error Handling

Exploit availability: Yes

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 bypass sandbox restrictions to download and execute arbitrary code  with privileges of the current user.

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

Oracle Java SE: 6u10, 6u11, 6u12, 6u13, 6u14, 6u15, 6u16, 6u17, 6u18, 6u19, 6u20, 6u27, 6u30, 6u32, 6u34, 7, 7u2, 7u4, 7u6

CPE2.3 External links

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/alert-cve-2012-4681-1835715.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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