CVE-2009-2475

Impact:
Low
Public Date:
2009-08-05
Bugzilla:
513215: CVE-2009-2475 OpenJDK information leaks in mutable variables (6588003,6656586,6656610,6656625,6657133,6657619,6657625,6657695,6660049,6660539,6813167)

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Sun Java SE 5.0 before Update 20 and 6 before Update 15, and OpenJDK, might allow context-dependent attackers to obtain sensitive information via vectors involving static variables that are declared without the final keyword, related to (1) LayoutQueue, (2) Cursor.predefined, (3) AccessibleResourceBundle.getContents, (4) ImageReaderSpi.STANDARD_INPUT_TYPE, (5) ImageWriterSpi.STANDARD_OUTPUT_TYPE, (6) the imageio plugins, (7) DnsContext.debug, (8) RmfFileReader/StandardMidiFileWriter.types, (9) AbstractSaslImpl.logger, (10) Synth.Region.uiToRegionMap/lowerCaseNameMap, (11) the Introspector class and a cache of BeanInfo, and (12) JAX-WS, a different vulnerability than CVE-2009-2673.

Find out more about CVE-2009-2475 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score 5.8
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact None

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 Extras (java-1.5.0-sun) RHSA-2009:1199 2009-08-06
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Supplementary (v. 5) (java-1.6.0-sun) RHSA-2009:1200 2009-08-06
Red Hat Satellite 5.1 (RHEL v.4 AS) (java-1.5.0-sun) RHSA-2009:1662 2009-12-11
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Supplementary (v. 5) (java-1.5.0-sun) RHSA-2009:1199 2009-08-06
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (java-1.6.0-openjdk) RHSA-2009:1201 2009-08-06
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 Extras (java-1.6.0-sun) RHSA-2009:1200 2009-08-06