CVE-2009-3875

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Impact:
Moderate
Public Date:
2009-11-03
Bugzilla:
530057: CVE-2009-3875 OpenJDK MessageDigest.isEqual introduces timing attack vulnerabilities (6863503)

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The MessageDigest.isEqual function in Java Runtime Environment (JRE) in Sun Java SE in JDK and JRE 5.0 before Update 22, JDK and JRE 6 before Update 17, SDK and JRE 1.3.x before 1.3.1_27, and SDK and JRE 1.4.x before 1.4.2_24 allows remote attackers to spoof HMAC-based digital signatures, and possibly bypass authentication, via unspecified vectors related to "timing attack vulnerabilities," aka Bug Id 6863503.

Find out more about CVE-2009-3875 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 4.3
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact None

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (java-1.6.0-openjdk) RHSA-2009:1584 2009-11-16
Red Hat Satellite 5.3 (RHEL v.5) (java-1.6.0-ibm) RHSA-2010:0043 2010-01-14
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4 Extras (java-1.6.0-ibm) RHSA-2009:1694 2009-12-23
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4 Extras (java-1.5.0-ibm) RHSA-2009:1647 2009-12-08
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 3 Extras (java-1.4.2-ibm) RHSA-2009:1643 2009-12-08
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Supplementary 5 (java-1.5.0-sun) RHSA-2009:1571 2009-11-10
Red Hat Satellite 5.3 (RHEL v.4) (java-1.6.0-ibm) RHSA-2010:0043 2010-01-14
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4 Extras (java-1.5.0-sun) RHSA-2009:1571 2009-11-10
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Supplementary 5 (java-1.6.0-sun) RHSA-2009:1560 2009-11-09
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4 Extras (java-1.4.2-ibm) RHSA-2009:1643 2009-12-08
RHEL 4 AS for SAP RHSA-2010:0408 2010-05-12
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4 Extras (java-1.6.0-sun) RHSA-2009:1560 2009-11-09
RHEL 5 Server for SAP RHSA-2010:0408 2010-05-12
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Supplementary 5 (java-1.4.2-ibm) RHSA-2009:1643 2009-12-08
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Supplementary 5 (java-1.6.0-ibm) RHSA-2009:1694 2009-12-23
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Supplementary 5 (java-1.5.0-ibm) RHSA-2009:1647 2009-12-08
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