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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
CWE ID CWE-119
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.
Vulnerable software
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Java SE
Universal components / Libraries / Software for developers

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

Exploit availability: Yes [Search exploit]

Description

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.



Mitigation

Install update from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Java SE: 6u95, 7u75, 7u80, 8u33, 8u45

CPE External links

https://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/cpujul2015-2367936.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.