Oracle Java SE/JavaFX/Java SE Embedded up to 5.0u51/6u60/7u40 2D memory corruption

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A vulnerability was found in Oracle Java SE, JavaFX and Java SE Embedded up to 5.0u51/6u60/7u40 (Programming Language Software). It has been classified as very critical. This affects some unknown functionality of the component 2D. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-119. The product performs operations on a memory buffer, but it can read from or write to a memory location that is outside of the intended boundary of the buffer. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

Unspecified vulnerability in Oracle Java SE 7u40 and earlier, Java SE 6u60 and earlier, Java SE 5.0u51 and earlier, JavaFX 2.2.40 and earlier, and Java SE Embedded 7u40 and earlier allows remote attackers to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability via unknown vectors related to 2D.

The weakness was released 10/15/2013 with Oracle as Oracle Critical Patch Update Advisory - October 2013 as confirmed advisory (Website). The advisory is shared at This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2013-5843 since 09/18/2013. The exploitability is told to be easy. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. No form of authentication is needed for exploitation. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available. The price for an exploit might be around USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 05/31/2021).

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 72139 (GLSA-201401-30 : Oracle JRE/JDK: Multiple vulnerabilities), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Gentoo Local Security Checks. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 121515 (Oracle Java SE Critical Patch Update - October 2013).

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (87971) and Tenable (72139). Further details are available at







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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119

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Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 72139
Nessus Name: GLSA-201401-30 : Oracle JRE/JDK: Multiple vulnerabilities
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Advisory: Oracle Critical Patch Update Advisory - October 2013
Organization: Oracle
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2013-5843 (🔍)

X-Force: 87971
Vulnerability Center: 41934 - [cpuoct2013-1899837] Oracle Java SE JRE, Java SE Embedded and JavaFX Remote Code Execution Vulnerability in \x272D\x27 Component (CVE-2013-5843), Critical
SecurityFocus: 63151
Secunia: 56338 - IBM Smart Analytics System Series Java Multiple Vulnerabilities, Highly Critical

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Created: 10/16/2013 12:07 PM
Updated: 05/31/2021 08:22 AM
Changes: 10/16/2013 12:07 PM (80), 05/13/2017 10:16 AM (1), 05/31/2021 08:22 AM (2)
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