IBM SDK J9 JVM information disclosure

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A vulnerability classified as critical has been found in IBM SDK (the affected version unknown). This affects an unknown function of the component J9 JVM. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a information disclosure vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-200. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was shared 06/06/2016 (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2015-5041 since 06/24/2015. The exploitability is told to be easy. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. No form of authentication is needed for exploitation. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available. The pricing for an exploit might be around USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 01/08/2019). It is expected to see the exploit prices for this product increasing in the near future.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 89053 (AIX Java Advisory : java_jan2016_advisory.asc (January 2016 CPU) (SLOTH)), 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 local. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 168568 (SUSE Enterprise Linux Security update for java-1_6_0-ibm (SUSE-SU-2016:0776-1)).

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published even before and not after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityFocus (BID 82451) and Tenable (89053). The entries 81473 and 82392 are related to this item.




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VulDB Meta Base Score: 8.2
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 7.8

VulDB Base Score: 7.3
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Class: Information disclosure
CWE: CWE-200
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 89053
Nessus Name: AIX Java Advisory : java_jan2016_advisory.asc (January 2016 CPU) (SLOTH)
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OpenVAS ID: 867768
OpenVAS Name: SuSE Update for java-1_7_1-ibm SUSE-SU-2016:0401-1 (java-1_7_1-ibm)
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06/24/2015 🔍
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CVE: CVE-2015-5041 (🔍)

SecurityFocus: 82451 - IBM Java SDK CVE-2015-5041 Security Bypass Vulnerability

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Created: 06/08/2016 10:14 AM
Updated: 01/08/2019 11:07 AM
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