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ZDI-09-043: Apple Java CColorUIResource Pointer Derference Code Execution Vulnerability
From: ZDI Disclosures <zdi-disclosures () tippingpoint com>
Date: Tue, 16 Jun 2009 11:55:29 -0500

ZDI-09-043: Apple Java CColorUIResource Pointer Derference Code Execution Vulnerability
http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-09-043
June 16, 2009

-- CVE ID:
CVE-2009-1719

-- Affected Vendors:
Apple

-- Affected Products:
Apple Java

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-- Vulnerability Details:
his vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on
vulnerable installations of Apple Java HotSpot. User interaction is
required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must visit a
malicious page.

The specific flaw exists in the undocumented
apple.laf.CColourUIResource(long, int, int ,int, int) constructor. When
passing a long integer value as the first argument, the value is
interpreted as pointer to an Objective-C object. By constructing a
special memory structure and passing the pointer to the first argument
an attacker may execute arbitrary code.

-- Vendor Response:
Apple has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More
details can be found at:

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3632

-- Disclosure Timeline:
2009-01-26 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2009-06-16 - Coordinated public release of advisory

-- Credit:
This vulnerability was discovered by:
    * Anonymous

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