#VU22272 Memory leak


Published: 2019-10-24 | Updated: 2020-02-07

Vulnerability identifier: #VU22272

Vulnerability risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 6.5 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2019-17359

CWE-ID: CWE-401

Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
The Bouncy Castle Crypto Package For Java
Universal components / Libraries / Libraries used by multiple products

Vendor: Legion of the Bouncy Castle Inc.

Description
The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to perform DoS attack on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due memory leak in the ASN.1 parser. A remote attacker can send a specially crafted ASN.1 data and cause an OutOfMemoryError and perform denial of service attack.

Mitigation
Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

The Bouncy Castle Crypto Package For Java: 1.63


CPE

External links
http://www.bouncycastle.org/latest_releases.html
http://www.bouncycastle.org/releasenotes.html


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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