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Research > Zero-Day Tracker > 20130228

Remote Code Execution Vulnerability in Java

Date Disclosed:
2/28/2013

Date Patched:
3/4/2013

Vendor:
Oracle

Affected Software:
Successful exploitation observed in the following:

  • Java 6u41
  • Java 7u15

Description:
A remote code execution vulnerability in Java is being leveraged in the wild. This vulnerability allows for arbitrary memory read and write operations in the Java virtual machine, which could be leveraged to execute arbitrary code within the context of the currently logged on user.

Severity:
High

Code Execution:
Yes

Impact:
Remote Code Execution
Exploitation of these vulnerabilities is possible through the use of methods like drive-by attacks. Remote attackers who successfully exploit this vulnerability will be able to execute code on the vulnerable system with the same rights as the currently logged on user.

Mitigation:
Disable Java in browsers.

Protection:
BeyondTrust's Retina® Network Security Scanner scans devices to detect for this vulnerability.

  • 18344 - Oracle Java Memory Corruption Remote Code Execution (Zero-Day) - Windows - JDK
  • 18345 - Oracle Java Memory Corruption Remote Code Execution (Zero-Day) - Windows - JRE
  • 18346 - Oracle Java Memory Corruption Remote Code Execution (Zero-Day) - Linux - JDK
  • 18347 - Oracle Java Memory Corruption Remote Code Execution (Zero-Day) - Linux - JRE

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Status:
2013-02-28: Original Disclosure
2013-03-04: Vendor Patch Released

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