Oracle Java Runtime Hotspot Bytecode Verifier Type Confusion

Added: 07/23/2012
CVE: CVE-2012-1723
BID: 53960
OSVDB: 82877


Java is a programming language that compiles programs to bytecode, which is then executed inside a Java Virtual Machine. This is optimal for applications that must run on various hardware platforms, such as web applets.


A vulnerability in the Hotspot subcomponent of Java Runtime Environment could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code if a user is tricked into opening a web page with a specially crafted applet.


Apply patches as directed in Oracle Java SE Critical Patch Update Advisory - June 2012.



This exploit was tested against Oracle JRE 6 Update 32 and JRE 7 Update 4 on Windows XP SP3 English (DEP OptIn) and Windows 7 SP1 (DEP OptIn).

The target user must open the exploit file in Internet Explorer 8 or 9.



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