Oracle Java SE 8u25 Libraries Remote Code Execution

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A vulnerability, which was classified as very critical, was found in Oracle Java SE 8u25 (Programming Language Software). This affects an unknown code block of the component Libraries. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a remote code execution vulnerability. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

Unspecified vulnerability in Oracle Java SE 8u25 allows remote attackers to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability via unknown vectors related to Libraries.

The issue has been introduced in 10/14/2014. The weakness was published 01/20/2015 with Oracle as Oracle Critical Patch Update Advisory - January 2015 as confirmed advisory (Website). The advisory is shared at This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2014-6549 since 09/17/2014. 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 03/05/2022). 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 98 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $100k and more. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 81202 (RHEL 5 : java-1.7.0-ibm (RHSA-2015:0134)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Red Hat Local Security Checks and running in the context l. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 350230 (Amazon Linux Security Advisory for java-1.8.0-openjdk: ALAS-2015-472).

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 (100141), Tenable (81202), SecurityFocus (BID 72137†) and Vulnerability Center (SBV-48808†). Further details are available at







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Class: Remote Code Execution
CWE: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Unproven

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Nessus ID: 81202
Nessus Name: RHEL 5 : java-1.7.0-ibm (RHSA-2015:0134)
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OpenVAS Name: Amazon Linux Local Check: alas-2015-472
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Advisory: Oracle Critical Patch Update Advisory - January 2015
Organization: Oracle
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2014-6549 (🔍)

X-Force: 100141 - Oracle Java SE Libraries unspecified, High Risk
SecurityFocus: 72137 - Oracle Java SE CVE-2014-6549 Remote Java SE Vulnerability
SecurityTracker: 1031580
Vulnerability Center: 48808 - [cpujan2015-1972971] Oracle Java SE Remote Code Execution in Libraries Component, Critical

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Created: 01/21/2015 11:33 AM
Updated: 03/05/2022 09:08 AM
Changes: 01/21/2015 11:33 AM (72), 09/19/2018 08:00 AM (15), 03/05/2022 09:08 AM (3)
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