CVE-2016-5547

Impact:
Moderate
Public Date:
2017-01-17
IAVA:
2017-A-0021, 2017-A-0036
CWE:
CWE-770
Bugzilla:
1413764: CVE-2016-5547 OpenJDK: missing ObjectIdentifier length check (Libraries, 8168705)
It was discovered that the Libraries component of OpenJDK did not validate the length of the object identifier read from the DER input before allocating memory to store the OID. An attacker able to make a Java application decode a specially crafted DER input could cause the application to consume an excessive amount of memory.

Find out more about CVE-2016-5547 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v3 metrics

CVSS3 Base Score 5.3
CVSS3 Base Metrics CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L
Attack Vector Network
Attack Complexity Low
Privileges Required None
User Interaction None
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Low

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 Enterprise Linux 6 (java-1.8.0-openjdk) RHSA-2017:0180 2017-01-20
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 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-1.7.0-oracle) RHSA-2017:0176 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 (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-1.8.0-oracle) RHSA-2017:0175 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 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
Oracle Java for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (java-1.7.0-oracle) RHSA-2017:0176 2017-01-19
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Supplementary (v. 7) (java-1.7.1-ibm) RHSA-2017:0336 2017-02-28
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (java-1.7.0-openjdk) RHSA-2017:0269 2017-02-13
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (java-1.7.0-openjdk) RHSA-2017:0269 2017-02-13

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