CVE Database


Impact: Moderate
Public: 2012-11-23
Bugzilla: 880705: CVE-2012-5373 java: Murmur hash function collisions (oCERT-2012-001)


The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Oracle Java SE 7 and earlier, and OpenJDK 7 and earlier, computes hash values without properly restricting the ability to trigger hash collisions predictably, which allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption) via crafted input to an application that maintains a hash table, as demonstrated by a universal multicollision attack against the MurmurHash3 algorithm, a different vulnerability than CVE-2012-2739.

Find out more about CVE-2012-5373 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

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

Base Score: 5.0
Base Metrics: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector: Network
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: None
Confidentiality Impact: None
Integrity Impact: None
Availability Impact: Partial

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