Security bypass Oracle Java SE



Published: 2015-10-19 | Updated: 2017-02-02
Risk Critical
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2015-4902
CWE ID CWE-264
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) Security bypass

Risk: Critical

CVSSv3: 4.9 [CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N/E:F/RL:O/RC:C] [PCI]

CVE-ID: CVE-2015-4902

CWE-ID: CWE-264 - Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls

Exploit availability: Yes [Search exploit]

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to bypass security restrictions on the target system.

The weakness exists due to unknown error related to the Java SE Deployment component. A remote attacker can bypass the click-to-play protection in Java.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability results in security bypass on the vulnerable system.

Note: the vulnerability was being actively exploited.

Mitigation

Install update from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Java SE: 6u101, 7u85, 8u60

CPE External links

https://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/cpuoct2015-2367953.html
http://blog.trendmicro.com/trendlabs-security-intelligence/new-headaches-how-the-pawn-storm-zero-day...

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.