‘Oracle Java ICC Profile MultiLanguage ‘mluc’ Tag Parsing Code Execution Vulnerability’


This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of java.’


‘The original article can be found at: http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-11-183/


Vulnerable Systems:
 * Oracle Java Runtime

User interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must visit a malicious page.

The specific flaw exists within the way Java handles color profiles. When parsing a color profile containing a invalid MultiLanguage ‘mluc’ tag it is possible to cause an integer to wrap during an arithmetic operation. This new value is used to allocate memory on the heap. A remote attacker can abuse the faulty code to execute code under the context of the user running the browser.

Patch Availability:
Oracle has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:

CVE Information:

Disclosure Timeline:
2011-01-21 – Vulnerability reported to vendor
2011-06-08 – Coordinated public release of advisory’

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