Remote code execution in Oracle Java SE

Published: 2013-03-01 | Updated: 2017-01-13
Risk 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
Oracle Java SE
Universal components / Libraries / Software for developers

Vendor Oracle

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one critical risk vulnerability.

1) Memory corruption


Risk: Critical


CVE-ID: CVE-2013-1493

CWE-ID: CWE-119 - Memory corruption

Exploit availability: Yes


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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Vulnerable software versions

Oracle Java SE: 5 Update 33 - 5 Update 40, 6u10 - 6u41, 7u2 - 7u15

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Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?