Remote code execution in Oracle Java SE

Published: 2013-03-01 00:00:00 | Updated: 2017-01-13
Severity Critical
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2013-1493
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.
Vulnerable software Java SE
Vulnerable software versions Java SE 5 Update 40
Java SE 6 Update 41
Java SE 7 Update 15

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Vendor URL Oracle

Security Advisory

1) Memory corruption


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

The weakness exists due to multiple integer and buffer overflows in the color management (CMM) functionality within the 2D component. A remote attacker can create specially crafted Web page, trick the victim into visiting it, trigger memory corruption using an image with crafted raster parameters 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.


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