VDB-76256 · CVE-2015-1916 · BID 74544

IBM Java 8 SSL/TLS denial of service

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A vulnerability was found in IBM Java 8 (Programming Language Software). It has been rated as problematic. Affected by this issue is an unknown code block of the component SSL/TLS Handler. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a denial of service vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-404. The product does not release or incorrectly releases a resource before it is made available for re-use. Impacted is availability. CVE summarizes:

Unspecified vulnerability in IBM Java 8 before SR1 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service via unknown vectors related to SSL/TLS and the Secure Socket Extension provider.

The weakness was released 07/02/2015 (Website). The advisory is shared for download at www-01.ibm.com. This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2015-1916 since 02/19/2015. The exploitation is known to be easy. The attack may be launched remotely. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. There are neither technical details nor an exploit publicly available. The current price for an exploit might be approx. USD $5k-$25k (estimation calculated on 05/23/2022). It is expected to see the exploit prices for this product decreasing in the near future.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 84087 (AIX Java Advisory : java_april2015_advisory.asc (Bar Mitzvah) (FREAK)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family AIX Local Security Checks. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 123567 (IBM Java SDK Multiple Vulnerabilities (Oracle April 2015 CPU and IBM Security Update May 2015)).

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (84087). Entries connected to this vulnerability are available at 74133, 74922, 74934 and 74924.







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

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Class: Denial of service
CWE: CWE-404
ATT&CK: T1499

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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Nessus ID: 84087
Nessus Name: AIX Java Advisory : java_april2015_advisory.asc (Bar Mitzvah) (FREAK)
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Recommended: no mitigation known
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02/19/2015 🔍
05/16/2015 +86 days 🔍
06/15/2015 +30 days 🔍
07/02/2015 +17 days 🔍
07/02/2015 +0 days 🔍
07/03/2015 +1 days 🔍
05/23/2022 +2516 days 🔍


Vendor: ibm.com

Advisory: www-01.ibm.com
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2015-1916 (🔍)
SecurityTracker: 1032779
Vulnerability Center: 50581 - IBM Java SDK Remote DoS Related to IBM Java Secure Socket Extension - CVE-2015-1916, Medium
SecurityFocus: 74544

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Created: 07/03/2015 10:32 AM
Updated: 05/23/2022 07:34 AM
Changes: 07/03/2015 10:32 AM (55), 06/30/2017 06:08 AM (8), 05/23/2022 07:28 AM (3), 05/23/2022 07:34 AM (1)
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