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CVE-2013-0440

Impact:
Moderate
Public Date:
2013-02-01
Bugzilla:
859140: CVE-2013-0440 OpenJDK: CPU consumption DoS via repeated SSL ClientHello packets (JSSE, 7192393)

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Unspecified vulnerability in the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) component in Oracle Java SE 7 through Update 11, 6 through Update 38, 5.0 through Update 38, and 1.4.2_40 and earlier, and OpenJDK 7, allows remote attackers to affect availability via vectors related to JSSE. NOTE: the previous information is from the February 2013 CPU. Oracle has not commented on claims from another vendor that this issue is related to CPU consumption in the the SSL/TLS implementation via a large number of ClientHello packets that are not properly handled by (1) ClientHandshaker.java and (2) ServerHandshaker.java.

Find out more about CVE-2013-0440 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 4.3
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Partial

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Supplementary (v. 6) (java-1.7.0-ibm) RHSA-2013:0626 2013-03-11
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Supplementary 5 (java-1.6.0-sun) RHSA-2013:0236 2013-02-04
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Supplementary 5 (java-1.7.0-oracle) RHSA-2013:0237 2013-02-04
Red Hat Satellite 5.5 (RHEL v.6) (java-1.6.0-ibm) RHSA-2013:1456 2013-10-23
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Supplementary (v. 6) (java-1.7.0-oracle) RHSA-2013:0237 2013-02-04
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Supplementary (v. 6) (java-1.6.0-sun) RHSA-2013:0236 2013-02-04
Red Hat Satellite 5.4 (RHEL v.5) (java-1.6.0-ibm) RHSA-2013:1455 2013-10-23
Red Hat Satellite 5.4 (RHEL v.6) (java-1.6.0-ibm) RHSA-2013:1455 2013-10-23
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Supplementary (v. 6) (java-1.5.0-ibm) RHSA-2013:0624 2013-03-11
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Supplementary (v. 6) (java-1.6.0-ibm) RHSA-2013:0625 2013-03-11
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (java-1.7.0-openjdk) RHSA-2013:0247 2013-02-08
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (java-1.7.0-openjdk) RHSA-2013:0247 2013-02-08
Red Hat Satellite 5.5 (RHEL v.5) (java-1.6.0-ibm) RHSA-2013:1456 2013-10-23
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (java-1.6.0-openjdk) RHSA-2013:0245 2013-02-08
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Supplementary 5 (java-1.7.0-ibm) RHSA-2013:0626 2013-03-11
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Supplementary 5 (java-1.6.0-ibm) RHSA-2013:0625 2013-03-11
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Supplementary 5 (java-1.5.0-ibm) RHSA-2013:0624 2013-03-11
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (java-1.6.0-openjdk) RHSA-2013:0246 2013-02-08

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 java-1.4.2-ibm Will not fix

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