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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

     ESB-2004.0214 -- Sun(sm) Alert Notification - Sun Alert ID: 57517
    Sun Java System Application Server Denial-of-Service Vulnerability
                               17 March 2004

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:                Sun Java System Application Server
Publisher:              Sun Microsystems
Impact:                 Denial of Service
Access Required:        Remote

Original Bulletin:
         http://sunsolve.sun.com/pub-cgi/retrieve.pl?doc=fsalert%2F57517

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   DOCUMENT ID: 57517
   SYNOPSIS: Sun Java System Application Server Denial-of-Service
   Vulnerability
   DETAIL DESCRIPTION:
   
Sun(sm) Alert Notification

     * Sun Alert ID: 57517
     * Synopsis: Sun Java System Application Server Denial-of-Service
       Vulnerability
     * Category: Security
     * Product: Sun Java System Application Server
     * BugIDs: 4980660
     * Avoidance: Upgrade
     * State: Resolved
     * Date Released: 15-Mar-2004
     * Date Closed: 15-Mar-2004
     * Date Modified:
       
1. Impact

   A vulnerability in the Sun Java System Application Server may be
   exploited by a local or remote unprivileged user through a SOAP
   request to cause the server to take a longer time to respond to
   clients, which is a type of Denial-of-Service (DoS).
   
   Sun acknowledges, with thanks, Amit Klein from Sanctum Inc.
   ([1]http://www.sanctuminc.com) for bringing this issue to our
   attention.
   
2. Contributing Factors

   This issue can occur in the following releases:
     * Sun Java System Application Server 7 Update 2 and earlier
       
   Note: Releases prior to Sun Java System Application Server 7 are not
   affected.
   
   For supported architectures and OS versions, see
   [2]http://wwws.sun.com/software/download/products/3fb01667.html.
   
3. Symptoms

   If successfully exploited, the application server will take a longer
   time to respond and may report out-of-memory errors.
   SOLUTION SUMMARY:
   
4. Relief/Workaround

   There is no workaround. Please see the "Resolution" section below.
   
5. Resolution

   This issue is addressed in the following releases:
     * Sun Java System Application Server 7 Update 3 or later
       
   Sun Java System Application Server upgrade is available for download
   at [3]http://wwws.sun.com/software/download/app_servers.html.
   
   This Sun Alert notification is being provided to you on an "AS IS"
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   Copyright 2000-2004 Sun Microsystems, Inc., 4150 Network Circle, Santa
   Clara, CA 95054 U.S.A. All rights reserved.
   

References

   1. http://www.sanctuminc.com/
   2. http://wwws.sun.com/software/download/products/3fb01667.html
   3. http://wwws.sun.com/software/download/app_servers.html



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