VDB-5549 · CVE-2012-1722 · BID 53953

Oracle Java SE JRE up to 7 Update 4 Deployment memory corruption

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A vulnerability was found in Oracle Java SE JRE up to 7 Update 4 (Programming Language Software) and classified as very critical. This issue affects an unknown code block of the component Deployment. 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 the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) component in Oracle Java SE 7 update 4 and earlier, and 6 update 32 and earlier, allows remote attackers to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability via unknown vectors related to Deployment, a different vulnerability than CVE-2012-1721.

The weakness was shared 06/12/2012 by Andrei Costin with Oracle as confirmed bulletin (Website). The advisory is shared at oracle.com. The vendor cooperated in the coordination of the public release. The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2012-1722 since 03/16/2012. The attack may be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is needed for a successful exploitation. Technical details are unknown but a private exploit is available. The price for an exploit might be around USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 03/25/2021).

It is declared as proof-of-concept. 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 119186 (HP-UX Running Java multiple Vulnerabilities (HPSBUX02805)).

Applying a patch is able to eliminate this problem. The bugfix is ready for download at oracle.com. A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (72139). support.apple.com is providing further details. The entries 5127, 5539, 5540 and 5541 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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Access: Private
Status: Proof-of-Concept

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Nessus ID: 72139
Nessus Name: GLSA-201401-30 : Oracle JRE/JDK: Multiple vulnerabilities
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OpenVAS ID: 802951
OpenVAS Name: Oracle Java SE Java Runtime Environment Multiple Unspecified Vulnerabilities(02) - (Windows)
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Patch: oracle.com


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Vendor: oracle.com

Advisory: oracle.com
Researcher: Andrei Costin
Organization: Oracle
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2012-1722 (🔍)

SecurityTracker: 1027153 - Oracle Java SE Multiple Flaws Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code and Deny Service
Vulnerability Center: 35340 - [javacpujun2012-1515912] JRE Component in Oracle Java SE Remote Unspecified Vulnerability via Vectors Related to Deployment, Critical
SecurityFocus: 53953 - Oracle Java SE CVE-2012-1722 Remote Java Runtime Environment Vulnerability
Secunia: 49472 - Oracle Java Multiple Vulnerabilities, Highly Critical
OSVDB: 82876

scip Labs: https://www.scip.ch/en/?labs.20161013
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Created: 06/14/2012 02:35 PM
Updated: 03/25/2021 04:00 PM
Changes: 06/14/2012 02:35 PM (83), 04/19/2017 10:29 AM (12), 03/25/2021 04:00 PM (2)
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