Remote code execution in Oracle Java SE

Published: 2013-03-01 | Updated: 2017-01-13
Severity Critical
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2013-1493
CWE ID CWE-119
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.
Vulnerable software Java SE Subscribe
Vendor Oracle

Security Advisory

This security advisory describes one critical risk vulnerability.

1) Memory corruption

Severity: Critical

CVSSv3: 8.9 [CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:F/RL:O/RC:C] [PCI]

CVE-ID: CVE-2013-1493

CWE-ID: CWE-119 - Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer

Description

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.

Mitigation

Install update from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Java SE: 5 Update 33, 5 Update 35, 5 Update 40, 6 Update 10, 6 Update 11, 6 Update 12, 6 Update 13, 6 Update 14, 6 Update 15, 6 Update 16, 6 Update 17, 6 Update 18, 6 Update 19, 6 Update 20, 6 Update 27, 6 Update 30, 6 Update 32, 6 Update 34, 6 Update 38, 6 Update 41, 7 Update 2, 7 Update 4, 7 Update 6, 7 Update 11, 7 Update 15

CPE External links

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/alert-cve-2013-1493-1915081.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?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability. However, a fully functional exploit for this vulnerability is available.