#VU12886 Uncontrolled memory allocation in Guava: Google Core Libraries For Java

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

Vulnerability identifier: #VU12886

Vulnerability risk: Low


CVE-ID: CVE-2018-10237


Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability:

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

Fixed software versions


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