IBM Java up to memory corruption

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A vulnerability was found in IBM Java up to (Programming Language Software) and classified as problematic. Affected by this issue is some unknown functionality. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-119. The product performs operations on a memory buffer, but it can read from or write to a memory location that is outside of the intended boundary of the buffer. Impacted is availability. CVE summarizes:

The class file parser in IBM Java before 1.4.2 SR13 FP9, as used in IBM Runtimes for Java Technology 5.0.0 before SR13 and 6.0.0 before SR10, allows remote authenticated users to cause a denial of service (JVM segmentation fault, and possibly memory consumption or an infinite loop) via a crafted attribute length field in a class file, which triggers a buffer over-read.

The weakness was shared 09/02/2011 (Website). The advisory is shared for download at This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2011-0311 since 01/06/2011. The attack may be launched remotely. A simple authentication is required for exploitation. There are neither technical details nor an exploit publicly available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 55854 (RHEL 4 / 5 : java-1.4.2-ibm (RHSA-2011:1159)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Red Hat Local Security Checks. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 165560 (SUSE Enterprise Linux Security Update IBM Java 1.4.2 (SUSE-SA:2011:024)).

Upgrading to version eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (65189) and Tenable (55854). The entry 58430 is related to this item.







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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 55854
Nessus Name: RHEL 4 / 5 : java-1.4.2-ibm (RHSA-2011:1159)
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01/06/2011 🔍
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Advisory: RHSA-2011:1159
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2011-0311 (🔍)

X-Force: 65189
Vulnerability Center: 31993 - IBM Runtimes for Java Technology 5.0 and 6.0 Remote DoS Vulnerability via Crafted Class Files, Medium
SecurityFocus: 47732 - IBM Runtimes for Java Technology Class File Parsing Denial Of Service Vulnerability

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Created: 03/23/2015 04:50 PM
Updated: 11/18/2021 03:03 PM
Changes: 03/23/2015 04:50 PM (60), 03/24/2017 06:34 PM (10), 11/18/2021 03:03 PM (4)
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