Oracle Java WebStart Browser Argument Injection Remote Code Execution VulnerabilityZDI-12-142: August 17th, 2012
This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Oracle Java. User interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must visit a malicious page or open a malicious file.
The specific flaw exists within the BasicService.showDocument Java Webstart function. This function allows additional parameters to be passed to the browser. Depending on which browser the user has set as default browser this could lead to remote code execution under the context of the current user.
Vendor ResponseOracle has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
2012-03-14 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2012-08-17 - Coordinated public release of advisory
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