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Java Secure Socket Extension (JSSE) SSL/TLS Handshake Bug Lets Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1018357
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1018357
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-3698   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Jul 25 2007
Original Entry Date:  Jul 10 2007
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): JRE 6 Update 1 and prior versions
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Java Secure Socket Extension (JSSE). A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.

JSSE does not properly process SSL/TLS handshake requests. A remote user can send a specially crafted request to cause the target system to crash.

Sun credits Cisco Systems with reporting this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can cause the target system to crash.
Solution:   Sun has issued the following fixes.

* JDK and JRE 6 Update 2 or later
* JDK and JRE 5.0 Update 12 and later
* SDK and JRE 1.4.2_15 and later

Java SE 6 is available for download at the following links:

http://java.sun.com/javase/downloads/index.jsp

Java SE 6 Update 2 for Solaris is available in the following patches:

* Java SE 6: update 2 (as delivered in patch 125136-02 or later)
* Java SE 6: update 2 (as delivered in patch 125137-02 or later (64bit))
* Java SE 6_x86: update 2 (as delivered in patch 125138-02 or later)
* Java SE 6_x86: update 2 (as delivered in patch 125139-02 or later (64bit))

Java SE 5.0 is available for download at the following link:

http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.5.0/download.jsp

Java SE 5.0 Update 12 for Solaris is available in the following patches:

* J2SE 5.0: update 12 (as delivered in patch 118666-12 or later)
* J2SE 5.0: update 12 (as delivered in patch 118667-12 or later (64bit))
* J2SE 5.0_x86: update 12 (as delivered in patch 118668-12 or later)
* J2SE 5.0_x86: update 12 (as delivered in patch 118669-12 or later (64bit))

J2SE 1.4.2 is available for download at the following link:

http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.4.2/download.html

The Sun advisory is available at:

http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-102997-1

Vendor URL:  sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-102997-1 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Exception handling error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Solaris - SunOS), Windows (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Jul 25 2007 (Cisco Issues Fix for Cisco Unified Call Manager) Java Secure Socket Extension (JSSE) SSL/TLS Handshake Bug Lets Remote Users Deny Service
Cisco has issued a fix for Cisco Unified Call Manager, which is affected by this Java vulnerability.
Jul 25 2007 (Cisco Issues Fix for Cisco Unified Presence) Java Secure Socket Extension (JSSE) SSL/TLS Handshake Bug Lets Remote Users Deny Service
Cisco has issued a fix for Cisco Unified Presence, which is affected by this Java vulnerability.
Aug 6 2007 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Java Secure Socket Extension (JSSE) SSL/TLS Handshake Bug Lets Remote Users Deny Service
Red Hat has released a fix for java-1.5.0 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras.
Aug 29 2007 (BEA Issues Fix for JRockit) Re: Java Secure Socket Extension (JSSE) SSL/TLS Handshake Bug Lets Remote Users Deny Service
BEA has issued a fix for JRockit.
Nov 14 2007 (HP Issues Fix for OpenView Operations) Java Secure Socket Extension (JSSE) SSL/TLS Handshake Bug Lets Remote Users Deny Service
HP has issued a fix for OpenView Operations.
Dec 12 2007 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Java Secure Socket Extension (JSSE) SSL/TLS Handshake Bug Lets Remote Users Deny Service
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras 4.
Feb 14 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Java Secure Socket Extension (JSSE) SSL/TLS Handshake Bug Lets Remote Users Deny Service
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras.
Mar 12 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Java Secure Socket Extension (JSSE) SSL/TLS Handshake Bug Lets Remote Users Deny Service
Red Hat has released a fix for java-1.4.2-bea on Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras 3, 4, and 5.
Feb 25 2009 (HP Issues Fix for OpenView) Java Secure Socket Extension (JSSE) SSL/TLS Handshake Bug Lets Remote Users Deny Service
HP has issued a fix for HP OpenView Network Node Manager.



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