CVE Database

CVE-2013-0440

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

Details

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 and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

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 Server Supplementary (v. 5) (java-1.5.0-ibm) RHSA-2013:0624 March 11, 2013
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Supplementary (v. 5) (java-1.6.0-ibm) RHSA-2013:0625 March 11, 2013
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Supplementary (v. 5) (java-1.6.0-sun) RHSA-2013:0236 February 04, 2013
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Supplementary (v. 5) (java-1.7.0-ibm) RHSA-2013:0626 March 11, 2013
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Supplementary (v. 5) (java-1.7.0-oracle) RHSA-2013:0237 February 04, 2013
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Supplementary version 6 (java-1.5.0-ibm) RHSA-2013:0624 March 11, 2013
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Supplementary version 6 (java-1.6.0-ibm) RHSA-2013:0625 March 11, 2013
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Supplementary version 6 (java-1.6.0-sun) RHSA-2013:0236 February 04, 2013
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Supplementary version 6 (java-1.7.0-ibm) RHSA-2013:0626 March 11, 2013
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Supplementary version 6 (java-1.7.0-oracle) RHSA-2013:0237 February 04, 2013
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (java-1.6.0-openjdk) RHSA-2013:0246 February 08, 2013
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (java-1.7.0-openjdk) RHSA-2013:0247 February 08, 2013
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (java-1.6.0-openjdk) RHSA-2013:0245 February 08, 2013
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (java-1.7.0-openjdk) RHSA-2013:0247 February 08, 2013
Red Hat Satellite 5.4 (RHEL v.5) (java-1.6.0-ibm) RHSA-2013:1455 October 23, 2013
Red Hat Satellite 5.4 (RHEL v.6) (java-1.6.0-ibm) RHSA-2013:1455 October 23, 2013
Red Hat Satellite 5.5 (RHEL v.5) (java-1.6.0-ibm) RHSA-2013:1456 October 23, 2013
Red Hat Satellite 5.5 (RHEL v.6) (java-1.6.0-ibm) RHSA-2013:1456 October 23, 2013

External References

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/javacpufeb2013-1841061.html

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