CVE-2016-5546

Impact:
Moderate
Public Date:
2017-01-17
IAVA:
2017-A-0021, 2017-A-0036
CWE:
CWE-20
Bugzilla:
1413911: CVE-2016-5546 OpenJDK: incorrect ECDSA signature extraction from the DER input (Libraries, 8168714)
It was discovered that the Libraries component of OpenJDK accepted ECDSA signatures using non-canonical DER encoding. This could cause a Java application to accept signature in an incorrect format not accepted by other cryptographic tools.

Find out more about CVE-2016-5546 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v3 metrics

CVSS3 Base Score 7.5
CVSS3 Base Metrics CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:N
Attack Vector Network
Attack Complexity Low
Privileges Required None
User Interaction None
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality None
Integrity Impact High
Availability Impact None

Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (java-1.7.0-openjdk) RHSA-2017:0269 2017-02-13
Red Hat Satellite 5.6 (RHEL v.6) (java-1.7.1-ibm) RHSA-2017:1216 2017-05-09
Oracle Java for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (java-1.6.0-sun) RHSA-2017:0177 2017-01-19
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Supplementary (v. 6) (java-1.8.0-ibm) RHSA-2017:0263 2017-02-09
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Supplementary 5 (java-1.7.0-ibm) RHSA-2017:0337 2017-02-28
Red Hat Satellite 5.7 (RHEL v.6) (java-1.7.1-ibm) RHSA-2017:1216 2017-05-09
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Supplementary (v. 7) (java-1.7.1-ibm) RHSA-2017:0336 2017-02-28
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (java-1.7.0-openjdk) RHSA-2017:0269 2017-02-13
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (java-1.8.0-openjdk) RHSA-2017:0180 2017-01-20
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Supplementary (v. 7) (java-1.8.0-ibm) RHSA-2017:0263 2017-02-09
Oracle Java for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (java-1.7.0-oracle) RHSA-2017:0176 2017-01-19
Oracle Java for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (java-1.6.0-sun) RHSA-2017:0177 2017-01-19
Oracle Java for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (java-1.8.0-oracle) RHSA-2017:0175 2017-01-19
Oracle Java for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (java-1.7.0-oracle) RHSA-2017:0176 2017-01-19
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Supplementary 5 (java-1.6.0-ibm) RHSA-2017:0338 2017-02-28
Oracle Java for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (java-1.8.0-oracle) RHSA-2017:0175 2017-01-19
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (java-1.8.0-openjdk) RHSA-2017:0180 2017-01-20
Oracle Java for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (java-1.6.0-sun) RHSA-2017:0177 2017-01-19
Oracle Java for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (java-1.7.0-oracle) RHSA-2017:0176 2017-01-19
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Supplementary (v. 6) (java-1.7.1-ibm) RHSA-2017:0336 2017-02-28
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Supplementary (v. 6) (java-1.6.0-ibm) RHSA-2017:0338 2017-02-28
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (java-1.7.0-openjdk) RHSA-2017:0269 2017-02-13

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