#VU12886 Uncontrolled memory allocation

Published: 2018-05-21 | Updated: 2018-05-23

Vulnerability identifier: #VU12886

Vulnerability risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 4.6 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2018-10237


Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
Guava: Google Core Libraries For Java
Universal components / Libraries / Libraries used by multiple products

Vendor: Google

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to cause DoS condition on the target system.

The weakness exists due to unbounded memory allocation. A remote attacker can cause the service to crash and deserialize attacker-provided data, because the AtomicDoubleArray class (when serialized with Java serialization) and the CompoundOrdering class (when serialized with GWT serialization) perform eager allocation without appropriate checks on what a client has sent and whether the data size is reasonable.

Update to version 24.1.1.

Vulnerable software versions

Guava: Google Core Libraries For Java: 11.0 - 24.1


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Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.

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