Remote code execution in Oracle Java SE

Published: 2015-07-14 | Updated: 2017-02-01
Severity Critical
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2015-2590
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) Remote code execution

Severity: Critical

CVSSv3: 9.3 [CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:F/RL:O/RC:C] [PCI]

CVE-ID: CVE-2015-2590

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


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

The weakness exists due to unknown error in Libraries component. A remote attacker can execute arbitrary code with privileges of the current user.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability may result in full control of the vulnerable system.

Note: the vulnerability was being actively exploited.


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Vulnerable software versions

Java SE: 6 Update 95, 7 Update 75, 7 Update 80, 8 Update 33, 8 Update 45

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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?

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