VDB-11883 · CVE-2013-5893 · BID 64758

Oracle Java SE 7u45 Libraries memory corruption

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A vulnerability, which was classified as very critical, was found in Oracle Java SE 7u45 (Programming Language Software). This affects an unknown code of the component Libraries. 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 7u45 and Java SE Embedded 7u45, and OpenJDK 7, allows remote attackers to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability via unknown vectors related to Libraries. NOTE: the previous information is from the January 2014 CPU. Oracle has not commented on third-party claims that the issue is related to improper handling of methods in MethodHandles in HotSpot JVM, which allows attackers to escape the sandbox.

The issue has been introduced in 10/15/2013. The weakness was presented 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. This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2013-5893 since 09/18/2013. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. No form of authentication is needed for 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 was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 91 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $25k-$100k. 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 185058 (HP-UX Running Java7 Multiple Vulnerabilities (HPSBUX02972)).

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 16458.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (72298). See 6095, 7810, 8664 and 8665 for similar entries.







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

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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-2013-5893 (🔍)

SecurityTracker: 1029608
Vulnerability Center: 42918 - [cpujan2014-1972949] Oracle Java SE and SE Embedded Client Deployment Remote Code Execution Vulnerability in Libraries (CVE-2013-5893), Critical
SecurityFocus: 64758 - RETIRED: Oracle January 2014 Critical Patch Update Multiple Vulnerabilities
Secunia: 56432
OSVDB: 102000

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Created: 01/15/2014 10:55 AM
Updated: 06/06/2021 08:58 PM
Changes: 01/15/2014 10:55 AM (49), 04/07/2017 05:10 PM (32), 06/06/2021 08:42 PM (1), 06/06/2021 08:49 PM (7), 06/06/2021 08:58 PM (1)
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