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Sun Java Runtime Environment RSA Public Key Processing Bug Lets Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1021309
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1021309
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-5349   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Dec 5 2008
Original Entry Date:  Dec 4 2008
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): JDK and JRE 6 Update 10 and prior; JDK and JRE 5.0 Update 16 and prior
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Sun Java Runtime Environment (JRE) in the processing of certain RSA public keys. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.

A remote user can send specially crafted RSA public keys to the target Java application to cause the target application to consume excessive CPU resources.

Impact:   A remote user can cause the target application to consume excessive CPU resources.
Solution:   The vendor has issued the following Java SE and Java SE for Business releases for Solaris, Windows and Linux:

* JDK and JRE 6 Update 11 or later
* JDK and JRE 5.0 Update 17 or later

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-66-246286-1

Vendor URL:  sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-66-246286-1 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Resource 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.
Dec 5 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Sun Java Runtime Environment RSA Public Key Processing Bug Lets Remote Users Deny Service
Red Hat has released a fix for java-1.5.0-sun for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.
Dec 5 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Sun Java Runtime Environment RSA Public Key Processing Bug Lets Remote Users Deny Service
Red Hat has released a fix for java-1.6.0-sun for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.
Jan 14 2009 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Sun Java Runtime Environment RSA Public Key Processing Bug Lets Remote Users Deny Service
Red Hat has released a fix for java-1.5.0-ibm for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.
May 7 2009 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Sun Java Runtime Environment RSA Public Key Processing Bug Lets Remote Users Deny Service
Red Hat has released a fix for java-1.5.0-ibm for Red Hat Network Satellite Server.
Jun 2 2009 (HP Issues Fix for HP-UX) Sun Java Runtime Environment RSA Public Key Processing Bug Lets Remote Users Deny Service
HP has issued a fix for HP-UX 11.11, 11.23, and 11.31.
Oct 15 2009 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Sun Java Runtime Environment RSA Public Key Processing Bug Lets Remote Users Deny Service
Red Hat has released a fix for java-1.4.2-ibm for Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras 3, 4, and 5.
Nov 5 2009 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Sun Java Runtime Environment RSA Public Key Processing Bug Lets Remote Users Deny Service
Red Hat has issued a fix for java-1.4.2-ibm for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5 for SAP.



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