Debian DSA-2161-1 : openjdk-6 - denial of service

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 51977

Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.

Description

It was discovered that the floating point parser in OpenJDK, an implementation of the Java platform, can enter an infinite loop when processing certain input strings. Such input strings represent valid numbers and can be contained in data supplied by an attacker over the network, leading to a denial-of-service attack.

Solution

Upgrade the openjdk-6 packages.

For the oldstable distribution (lenny), this problem will be fixed in version 6b18-1.8.3-2~lenny1. For technical reasons, this update will be released separately.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in version 6b18-1.8.3-2+squeeze1.

See Also

https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=612660

https://packages.debian.org/source/squeeze/openjdk-6

https://www.debian.org/security/2011/dsa-2161

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 51977

File Name: debian_DSA-2161.nasl

Version: 1.23

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2011/02/15

Updated: 2018/11/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:H/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:openjdk-6, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:5.0, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:6.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/02/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-4476

BID: 46091

DSA: 2161