Oracle JRE 1.5.0/1.6.0/1.7.0 memory corruption

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A vulnerability has been found in Oracle JRE 1.5.0/1.6.0/1.7.0 (Programming Language Software) and classified as very critical. Affected by this vulnerability is some unknown functionality. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is 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. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

Unspecified vulnerability in the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) component in Oracle Java SE 7 Update 2 and earlier, 6 Update 30 and earlier, and 5.0 Update 33 and earlier allows remote attackers to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability via unknown vectors related to 2D.

The weakness was presented 02/15/2012 with Oracle (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at This vulnerability is known as CVE-2012-0498 since 01/11/2012. The exploitation appears to be easy. The attack can be launched remotely. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available. The pricing for an exploit might be around USD $5k-$25k at the moment (estimation calculated on 11/29/2021). 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 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 185006 (HP-UX Running Java Remote Unauthorized Access Vulnerability (HPSBUX02784)).

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (73186) and Tenable (72139). See 5000, 5200, 5549 and 5550 for similar entries.







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

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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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OpenVAS ID: 802738
OpenVAS Name: Java Runtime Environment Multiple Vulnerabilities (MAC OS X)
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01/11/2012 🔍
02/14/2012 +34 days 🔍
02/15/2012 +1 days 🔍
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Advisory: RHSA-2012:0508
Organization: Oracle
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CVE: CVE-2012-0498 (🔍)

X-Force: 73186
Vulnerability Center: 34611 - [javacpufeb2012-366318] Oracle Java SE JRE Component and JavaFX \x272D\x27 Remote Unspecified Vulnerability - CVE-2012-0498, Critical
SecurityFocus: 52019 - Oracle Java SE CVE-2012-0498 Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
Secunia: 48589

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Created: 03/23/2015 04:50 PM
Updated: 11/29/2021 06:36 PM
Changes: 03/23/2015 04:50 PM (63), 04/19/2017 10:31 AM (13), 11/29/2021 06:28 PM (2), 11/29/2021 06:36 PM (1)
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