IBM SDK Java Technology Edition Kerberos Credential Cache information disclosure

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A vulnerability was found in IBM SDK Java Technology Edition 6 R1 SR8 FP14/6 SR16 FP14/7 R1 SR3 FP19/8 SR1/SR9 FP19 (Programming Language Software). It has been rated as problematic. This issue affects an unknown code of the component Kerberos Credential Cache. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a information disclosure vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-200. The product exposes sensitive information to an actor that is not explicitly authorized to have access to that information. Impacted is confidentiality. The summary by CVE is:

IBM Java Security Components in IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition 8 before SR2, 7 R1 before SR3 FP20, 7 before SR9 FP20, 6 R1 before SR8 FP15, and 6 before SR16 FP15 allow physically proximate attackers to obtain sensitive information by reading the Kerberos Credential Cache.

The weakness was presented 12/07/2015 (Website). The advisory is shared at The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2015-5006 since 06/24/2015. The exploitation is known to be easy. An attack has to be approached locally. No form of authentication is needed for a successful exploitation. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available. MITRE ATT&CK project uses the attack technique T1592 for this issue.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 87374 (AIX Java Advisory : java_oct2015_advisory.asc (October 2015 CPU)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family AIX Local Security Checks and running in the context l.

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published 3 days after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (87374). See VDB-79001, VDB-79206, VDB-80139 and VDB-80609 for similar entries.







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Class: Information disclosure
CWE: CWE-200 / CWE-284 / CWE-266

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Nessus ID: 87374
Nessus Name: AIX Java Advisory : java_oct2015_advisory.asc (October 2015 CPU)
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OpenVAS ID: 850584
OpenVAS Name: SuSE Update for java-1_7_1-ibm SUSE-SU-2015:2168-1 (java-1_7_1-ibm)
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06/24/2015 🔍
12/07/2015 +166 days 🔍
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06/28/2022 +2387 days 🔍



Advisory: RHSA-2016:1430
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2015-5006 (🔍)

SecurityTracker: 1034214
SecurityFocus: 77645

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Created: 12/08/2015 10:30 AM
Updated: 06/28/2022 03:26 PM
Changes: 12/08/2015 10:30 AM (51), 04/27/2018 09:34 AM (15), 06/28/2022 03:20 PM (4), 06/28/2022 03:26 PM (1)
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