Netty up to memory corruption

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A vulnerability was found in Netty up to It has been classified as problematic. This affects an unknown part. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-119. This is going to have an impact on availability. The summary by CVE is:

The SslHandler in Netty before 3.9.2 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (infinite loop and CPU consumption) via a crafted SSLv2Hello message.

The weakness was released 07/31/2014 (GitHub Repository). The advisory is shared at This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2014-3488 since 05/14/2014. The exploitability is told to be easy. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. No form of authentication is needed for exploitation. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available.

Upgrading to version eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityFocus (BID 68999), X-Force (95285), Secunia (SA59196) and Vulnerability Center (SBV-52833).



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VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 4.7

VulDB Base Score: 5.3
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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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Upgrade: Netty


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CVE: CVE-2014-3488 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 68999 - Netty 'SSLv2Hello' Message Denial of Service Vulnerability
Secunia: 59196 - Netty SslHandler Denial of Service Vulnerability, Moderately Critical
X-Force: 95285
Vulnerability Center: 52833 - Netty before 3.9.2 Remote DoS Vulnerability via a Crafted SSLv2Hello Message in SslHandler - CVE-2014-3488, Medium


Created: 03/26/2015 12:07 PM
Updated: 03/02/2018 10:13 AM
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