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Research > Zero-Day Tracker > 20130718

Java Reflection API Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

Date Disclosed:

Date Patched:


Affected Software:
Java SE 7 Update 25 (1.7.0_25-b16) and prior

A vulnerability with the Java reflection API can be exploited by attackers to escape the sandbox and gain the ability to execute remote code on a vulnerable version of Java.


Code Execution:


Remote Code Execution
Exploitation of this vulnerability 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.

Apply the Oracle October 2013 CPU.

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

  • 31080 - Oracle JRE/JDK Multiple Vulnerabilities (CPU-OCT-2013) - Windows - JDK
  • 31081 - Oracle JRE/JDK Multiple Vulnerabilities (CPU-OCT-2013) - Windows - JRE
  • 31082 - Oracle JRE/JDK Multiple Vulnerabilities (CPU-OCT-2013) - Linux - JDK
  • 31083 - Oracle JRE/JDK Multiple Vulnerabilities (CPU-OCT-2013) - Linux - JRE
  • 31084 - Oracle JRE/JDK Multiple Vulnerabilities (CPU-OCT-2013) - JavaFX


2013-07-18 - Original Disclosure
2013-10-15 - Oracle releases CPU October 2013 which addresses Issue 69

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