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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Java Runtime Environment (JRE) Vendors:   Oracle, Sun
Oracle Java setSecurityManager() Flaw Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1027447
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1027447
CVE Reference:   CVE-2012-4681   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Aug 30 2012
Original Entry Date:  Aug 27 2012
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): 7 Update 6 and prior 7.x versions
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Java. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create specially crafted content that, when loaded by the target user, will invoke the setSecurityManager() function to execute arbitrary code on the target user's system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Demonstration exploit code is available at:

http://pastie.org/4594319

Demonstration exploit code is also available as part of Metasploit.

This vulnerability is being actively exploited in the wild in limited cases.

Impact:   A remote user can create content that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (7 Update 7).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/alert-cve-2012-4681-1835715.html

Vendor URL:  www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/alert-cve-2012-4681-1835715.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:   Linux (Any), UNIX (Solaris - SunOS), Windows (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Sep 3 2012 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Oracle Java setSecurityManager() Flaw Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code   (bugzilla@redhat.com)
Red Hat has issued a fix for java-1.7.0-openjdk for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
Sep 4 2012 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Oracle Java setSecurityManager() Flaw Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code   (bugzilla@redhat.com)
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras 6.
Oct 19 2012 (HP Issues Fix for HP-UX) Oracle Java setSecurityManager() Flaw Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
HP has issued a fix for HP-UX.



 Source Message Contents

Date:  Mon, 27 Aug 2012 20:39:38 +0000
Subject:  Java


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