Oracle Java Field Access Bytecode Verifier Cache Remote Code Execution Exploit

An error in the way the bytecode verifier of Java validates field access instructions when preparing to JIT-compile a method can be abused to cause a type confusion vulnerability. This flaw allows an unprivileged Java applet to escape the sandbox and execute arbitrary code on the target machine with the privileges of the current user.
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Thursday, August 23, 2012 - 00:00