Oracle OpenJDK 1.6.0 denial of service

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A vulnerability classified as critical has been found in Oracle OpenJDK 1.6.0. Affected is an unknown function. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a denial of service vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-404. The product does not release or incorrectly releases a resource before it is made available for re-use. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

Unspecified vulnerability in OpenJDK 6 before 6b31 on Debian GNU/Linux and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and 10.04 LTS has unknown impact and attack vectors, a different vulnerability than CVE-2014-0462.

The weakness was presented 05/13/2014 (Website). The advisory is available at This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2014-2405 since 03/13/2014. The exploitability is told to be easy. It is possible to launch the attack remotely. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 73691 (Debian DSA-2912-1 : openjdk-6 - security update), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Debian Local Security Checks. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 195469 (Ubuntu Security Notification for OpenJDK 6 Vulnerabilities (USN-2191-1)).

Upgrading to version 1.6.0 eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at Tenable (73691), SecurityFocus (BID 67512†), Secunia (SA58415†) and Vulnerability Center (SBV-44646†).






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Class: Denial of service
CWE: CWE-404

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Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 73691
Nessus Name: Debian DSA-2912-1 : openjdk-6 - security update
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OpenVAS ID: 702912
OpenVAS Name: Debian Security Advisory DSA 2912-1 (openjdk-6 - security update)
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Upgrade: OpenJDK 1.6.0


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Advisory: USN-2191-1
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2014-2405 (🔍)

SecurityFocus: 67512 - RETIRED:OpenJDK CVE-2014-2405 Unspecified Security Vulnerability
Secunia: 58415 - Ubuntu update for openjdk-6, Highly Critical
Vulnerability Center: 44646 - OpenJDK 6 - 6b30 Unspecified Remote Vulnerability (CVE-2014-2405), Critical


Created: 03/25/2015 04:45 PM
Updated: 03/21/2022 12:33 PM
Changes: 03/25/2015 04:45 PM (69), 05/29/2017 08:50 AM (4), 03/21/2022 12:25 PM (3), 03/21/2022 12:33 PM (1)
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