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Zero Day Initiative Advisory 11-187

Zero Day Initiative Advisory 11-187
Posted Jun 9, 2011
Authored by Tipping Point | Site zerodayinitiative.com

Zero Day Initiative Advisory 11-187 - This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of the Oracle Java Runtime. User interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must visit a malicious page. The specific flaw exists within the way Java handles color profiles. When parsing a color profile containing a invalid 'clrt' tag, the process can be forced to overflow an integer value during an arithmetic operation. The newly calculated value is then used to allocate memory on the heap. By providing specific values it is possible to cause a memory corruption that can lead to remote code being executed under to user running the browser.

tags | advisory, java, remote, overflow, arbitrary
advisories | CVE-2011-0862
MD5 | 04e545bb39655ce637a754fc7a229999

Zero Day Initiative Advisory 11-187

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ZDI-11-187: Oracle Java ICC Profile clrt Tag Parsing Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-11-187

June 8, 2011

-- CVE ID:
CVE-2011-0862

-- CVSS:
9, (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:C)

-- Affected Vendors:
Oracle

-- Affected Products:
Oracle Java Runtime

-- TippingPoint(TM) IPS Customer Protection:
TippingPoint IPS customers have been protected against this
vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 11228.
For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS, visit:

http://www.tippingpoint.com

-- Vulnerability Details:
This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on
vulnerable installations of the Oracle Java Runtime. User interaction is
required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must visit a
malicious page.

The specific flaw exists within the way Java handles color profiles.
When parsing a color profile containing a invalid 'clrt' tag, the
process can be forced to overflow an integer value during an arithmetic
operation. The newly calculated value is then used to allocate memory on
the heap. By providing specific values it is possible to cause a memory
corruption that can lead to remote code being executed under to user
running the browser.

-- Vendor Response:
Oracle has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More
details can be found at:

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/javacpujune2011-313339.html

-- Disclosure Timeline:
2011-01-21 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2011-06-08 - Coordinated public release of advisory

-- Credit:
This vulnerability was discovered by:
* Anonymous
* Peter Vreugdenhil, TippingPoint DVLabs

-- About the Zero Day Initiative (ZDI):
Established by TippingPoint, The Zero Day Initiative (ZDI) represents
a best-of-breed model for rewarding security researchers for responsibly
disclosing discovered vulnerabilities.

Researchers interested in getting paid for their security research
through the ZDI can find more information and sign-up at:

http://www.zerodayinitiative.com

The ZDI is unique in how the acquired vulnerability information is
used. TippingPoint does not re-sell the vulnerability details or any
exploit code. Instead, upon notifying the affected product vendor,
TippingPoint provides its customers with zero day protection through
its intrusion prevention technology. Explicit details regarding the
specifics of the vulnerability are not exposed to any parties until
an official vendor patch is publicly available. Furthermore, with the
altruistic aim of helping to secure a broader user base, TippingPoint
provides this vulnerability information confidentially to security
vendors (including competitors) who have a vulnerability protection or
mitigation product.

Our vulnerability disclosure policy is available online at:

http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/disclosure_policy/

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