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Research > Zero-Day Tracker > 20130718

Java Reflection API Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

Date Disclosed:
7/18/2013

Date Patched:
10/15/2013

Vendor:
Oracle

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

Description:
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.

Severity:
High

Code Execution:
Yes.

Impact:

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.

Mitigation:
Apply the Oracle October 2013 CPU.

Protection:
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

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

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