Public Date:
2011-A-0160, 2011-A-0066
642606: CVE-2010-3559 JDK unspecified vulnerability in Sound component

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Unspecified vulnerability in the Sound component in Oracle Java SE and Java for Business 6 Update 21, 5.0 Update 25, 1.4.2_27, and 1.3.1_28 allows remote attackers to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability via unknown vectors. NOTE: the previous information was obtained from the October 2010 CPU. Oracle has not commented on claims from a reliable researcher that this involves an incorrect sign extension in the HeadspaceSoundbank.nGetName function, which allows attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted BANK record that leads to a buffer overflow.

Find out more about CVE-2010-3559 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 7.5
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact Partial

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Supplementary (v. 5) (java-1.5.0-ibm) RHSA-2010:0807 2010-10-27
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 Extras (java-1.6.0-sun) RHSA-2010:0770 2010-10-14
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Supplementary version 6 (java-1.5.0-ibm) RHSA-2010:0873 2010-11-10
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 Extras (java-1.5.0-ibm) RHSA-2010:0807 2010-10-27
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Supplementary (v. 5) (java-1.6.0-sun) RHSA-2010:0770 2010-10-14