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Zero Day Initiative Advisory 12-142

Zero Day Initiative Advisory 12-142
Posted Aug 17, 2012
Authored by Tipping Point | Site zerodayinitiative.com

Zero Day Initiative Advisory 12-142 - This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Oracle Java. User interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must visit a malicious page or open a malicious file. The specific flaw exists within the BasicService.showDocument Java Webstart function. This function allows additional parameters to be passed to the browser. Depending on which browser the user has set as default browser this could lead to remote code execution under the context of the current user.

tags | advisory, java, remote, arbitrary, code execution
advisories | CVE-2012-1713
MD5 | 06a6600239565752c038a2e914516cfb

Zero Day Initiative Advisory 12-142

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ZDI-12-142 : Oracle Java WebStart Browser Argument Injection Remote Code
Execution Vulnerability
http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-12-142
August 17, 2012

- -- CVE ID:
CVE-2012-1713

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

- -- Affected Vendors:
Oracle

- -- Affected Products:
Oracle Java Runtime

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

The specific flaw exists within the BasicService.showDocument Java Webstart
function. This function allows additional parameters to be passed to the
browser. Depending on which browser the user has set as default browser
this could lead to remote code execution under the context of the current
user.

- -- Vendor Response:
Oracle has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can
be found at:
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/javacpujun2012-1515912.ht
ml

- -- Disclosure Timeline:
2012-03-14 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2012-08-17 - Coordinated public release of advisory

- -- Credit:
This vulnerability was discovered by:
* Chris Ries

- -- 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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