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Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer

CVE-2010-0272

Severity High
Score 7.5/10

Summary

Heap-based buffer overflow in Sun Java System Web Server 7.0 Update 6 on Linux allows remote attackers to discover process memory locations via crafted data to TCP port 80, as demonstrated by the vd_sjws2 module in VulnDisco. NOTE: as of 20100106, this disclosure has no actionable information. However, because the VulnDisco author is a reliable researcher, the issue is being assigned a CVE identifier for tracking purposes.

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  • NETWORK
  • NONE
  • PARTIAL
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CWE-119 - Buffer Overflow

Buffer overflow attacks involve data transit and operations exceeding the restricted memory buffer, thereby corrupting or overwriting data in adjacent memory locations. Such overflow allows the attacker to run arbitrary code or manipulate the existing code to cause privilege escalation, data breach, denial of service, system crash and even complete system compromise. Given that languages such as C and C++ lack default safeguards against overwriting or accessing data in their memory, applications utilizing these languages are most susceptible to buffer overflows attacks.

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Advisory Timeline

  • Published