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computer vulnerability bulletin CVE-2006-5654

Sun Java Web, AS, DS: denial of service of NSS

Synthesis of the vulnerability

A remote attacker can stop service by using a malicious SSLv2 session.
Impacted software: Oracle Directory Server, Oracle iPlanet Web Server, Sun AS.
Severity of this computer vulnerability: 3/4.
Consequences of an attack: denial of service on service.
Attacker's origin: internet client.
Creation date: 02/11/2006.
Revision date: 30/04/2007.
Références of this announce: 102670, 102896, 6240422, 6289081, 6421471, BID-20846, CVE-2006-5654, VIGILANCE-VUL-6268, VU#594904.

Description of the vulnerability

The NSS libraries (Network Security Services) implement cryptographic features for SSL, TLS, PKCS, etc. Sun Java System Web Server, Sun ONE Application Server and Sun Java System Directory Server products use NSS.

The VIGILANCE-VUL-6770 bulletin describes a memory leak of NSS.

A remote attacker can use VIGILANCE-VUL-6770 vulnerability to stop services with SSLv2 activated.
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