Note: This is an archival copy of Security Sun Alert 246286 as previously published on http://sunsolve.sun.com.|
Latest version of this security advisory is available from http://support.oracle.com as Sun Alert 1019794.1.
Date of Resolved Release
A security vulnerability in the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) with processing of RSA public keys:
A vulnerability in how the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) handles certain RSA public keys may cause the JRE to consume an excessive amount of CPU resources. This may lead to a Denial of Service (DoS) condition on affected systems. Such keys could be provided by a remote client of an application.
2. Contributing Factors
This issue can occur in the following Java SE and Java SE for Business releases for Solaris, Windows and Linux:
To determine the version of Java installed on a system, the following command can be used:
% *java -version*3. Symptoms
If the described issue occurs, the system that the JRE runs on may become unresponsive.
There is no workaround for this issue. Please see the Resolution section below.
This issue is addressed in the following Java SE and Java SE for Business releases for Solaris, Windows and Linux:
JDK 6 Update 11:
JRE 6 Update 11:
through the Java Update tool for Microsoft Windows users.
JDK 6 Update 11 is also available for Solaris in the following patches:
is also available for Solaris in the following patches:
Note: When installing a new version of the product from a source other than a Solaris patch, it is recommended that the old affected versions be removed from your system. To remove old affected versions on the Windows platform, please see:
For more information on Security Sun Alerts, see 1009886.1.
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Java Platform, Standard Edition 6 (Java SE 6)
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