Remote code execution in Oracle Java SE

Published: 2013-06-18 | Updated: 2017-01-16
Risk Critical
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2013-2465
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.
Vulnerable software
Java SE
Universal components / Libraries / Software for developers

Vendor Oracle

Security Advisory

This security advisory describes one critical risk vulnerability.

1) Array indexing error

Risk: Critical

CVSSv3.1: 9.5 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:H/RL:O/RC:C] [PCI]

CVE-ID: CVE-2013-2465

CWE-ID: CWE-129 - Improper Validation of Array Index

Exploit availability: Yes


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

The weakness exists due to an array indexing error in the storeImageArray() function in awt.dll. A remote attacker can execute arbitrary code with privileges of the current user or targeted application process.

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

Java SE: 5 Update 33, 5 Update 35, 5 Update 40, 5 Update 45, 6u10, 6u11, 6u12, 6u13, 6u14, 6u15, 6u16, 6u17, 6u18, 6u19, 6u20, 6u27, 6u30, 6u32, 6u34, 6u38, 6u41, 6u45, 6u105, 7u2, 7u4, 7u6, 7u11, 7u15, 7u21

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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.