VDB-11879 · CVE-2014-0422 · BID 64758

Oracle Java SE 5.0u55/6u65/7u45 JNDI memory corruption

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A vulnerability was found in Oracle Java SE 5.0u55/6u65/7u45 (Programming Language Software). It has been rated as very critical. This issue affects an unknown function of the component JNDI. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to 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. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

Unspecified vulnerability in Oracle Java SE 5.0u55, 6u65, and 7u45; Java SE Embedded 7u45; and OpenJDK 7 allows remote attackers to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability via vectors related to JNDI. NOTE: the previous information is from the January 2014 CPU. Oracle has not commented on third-party claims that the issue is related to missing package access checks in the Naming / JNDI component, which allows attackers to escape the sandbox.

The weakness was shared 01/14/2014 with Oracle as Oracle Critical Patch Update Advisory - January 2014 as confirmed advisory (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at oracle.com. The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2014-0422 since 12/12/2013. The exploitation is known to be easy. The attack may be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is needed for a successful exploitation. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available. The pricing for an exploit might be around USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 06/06/2021). It is expected to see the exploit prices for this product decreasing in the near future.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 72298 (Amazon Linux AMI : java-1.7.0-openjdk (ALAS-2014-280)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Amazon Linux Local Security Checks. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 350462 (Amazon Linux Security Advisory for java-1.6.0-openjdk: ALAS-2014-283).

Applying a patch is able to eliminate this problem. A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability. Furthermore it is possible to detect and prevent this kind of attack with TippingPoint and the filter 13759.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (72298). The entries 6095, 7810, 8664 and 8665 are related to this item.







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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Remote: Yes

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Nessus Name: Amazon Linux AMI : java-1.7.0-openjdk (ALAS-2014-280)
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OpenVAS ID: 881864
OpenVAS Name: CentOS Update for java CESA-2014:0026 centos6
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Vendor: oracle.com

Advisory: Oracle Critical Patch Update Advisory - January 2014
Organization: Oracle
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2014-0422 (🔍)

SecurityTracker: 1029608
Vulnerability Center: 42910 - [cpujan2014-1972949] Oracle Java SE and Embedded Remote Code Execution Vulnerability in JNDI Component (CVE-2014-0422), Critical
SecurityFocus: 64758 - RETIRED: Oracle January 2014 Critical Patch Update Multiple Vulnerabilities
Secunia: 56432
OSVDB: 101997

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Created: 01/15/2014 10:55 AM
Updated: 06/06/2021 07:26 PM
Changes: 01/15/2014 10:55 AM (47), 04/07/2017 05:11 PM (32), 06/06/2021 07:12 PM (1), 06/06/2021 07:19 PM (7), 06/06/2021 07:26 PM (1)
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