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computer vulnerability note CVE-2007-3698

JDK, JRE, SDK: denial of service of JSSE

Synthesis of the vulnerability

An attacker can connect to SSL services created with JSSE in order to generate a denial of service.
Impacted products: HPE NMC, OpenView, OpenView NNM, OpenView Operations, NLD, OES, Java Oracle, RHEL, SLES.
Severity of this bulletin: 2/4.
Consequences of an intrusion: denial of service on service.
Hacker's origin: intranet client.
Creation date: 12/07/2007.
Références of this threat: 102934, 102958, 102997, 6483556, 6483560, 6490790, 6542796, BID-24846, c01269450, c01601492, CVE-2007-3698, HPSBMA02288, HPSBMA02384, RHSA-2007:0956-01, RHSA-2007:1086-01, RHSA-2008:0100-01, RHSA-2008:0132-01, SSRT071465, SUSE-SA:2008:025, VIGILANCE-VUL-6999.

Description of the vulnerability

The JSSE extension (Java Secure Socket Extension) permits to create SSL/TLS services.

However, JSSE does not correctly handle the handshake, which leads to an overload of processor.

An attacker can therefore connect to a SSL/TLS service provided by JSSE in order to generate a denial of service.
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