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Category:   Application (Web Server/CGI)  >   Sun ONE/iPlanet Web Server Vendors:   Oracle, Sun
(Oracle Issues Fix for Sun Java System Web Server) Oracle Java Runtime Environment (JRE) Double Precision Conversion Error Lets Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1025409
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1025409
CVE Reference:   CVE-2010-4476   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Apr 20 2011
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 6.1, 7.0
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Java Runtime Environment (JRE). A remote user can cause denial of service conditions. Sun Java System Web Server is affected.

A remote user can trigger a flaw in the conversion of "2.2250738585072012e-308" to a double precision binary floating-point number to cause the target JRE engine to enter an infinite loop.

The following versions are affected:

JDK and JRE 6 Update 23 and prior
JDK and JRE 5.0 Update 27 and prior
SDK and JRE 1.4.2_29 and prior

Konstantin Preiber reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can cause the target service to hang.
Solution:   Oracle has issued a fix for Sun Java System Web Server, described in their April 2011 Critical Patch Update advisory.

The Oracle advisory is available at:

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/cpuapr2011-301950.html

Cause:   State error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Solaris - SunOS), Windows (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.
Feb 10 2011 Oracle Java Runtime Environment (JRE) Double Precision Conversion Error Lets Remote Users Deny Service



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