‘Oracle Sun JRE JPEGImageWriter.writeImage Code Execution Vulnerability’


This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Sun’s Java Runtime Environment.’


‘The original article can be found at: http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-10-205/


Vulnerable Systems:
 * Sun Microsystems Java Runtime

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

The specific flaw exists in the processing of JPEG image dimensions. When specifying large values to the dimensions of a subsample an integer overflow occurs leading to memory corruption. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability can lead to remote compromise under the credentials of the currently logged in user.

Patch Availability:
Sun Microsystems has issued an update to correct this vulnerability at:

CVE Information:

Disclosure Timeline:
2010-06-17 – Vulnerability reported to vendor
2010-10-12 – Coordinated public release of advisory’

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