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OpenJDK MessageDigest.isEqual Introduces Timing Attack Vulnerabilities

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:7549

The MessageDigest.isEqual function in Java Runtime Environment (JRE) in Sun Java SE in JDK and JRE 5.0 before Update 22 JDK and JRE 6 before Update 17 SDK and JRE 1.3.x before 1.3.1_27 and SDK and JRE 1.4.x before 1.4.2_24 allows remote attackers to spoof HMAC-based digital signatures and possibly bypass authentication via unspecified vectors related to "timing attack vulnerabilities" aka Bug Id 6863503.

Family:
unix
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • VMWare ESX Server 4.0
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2009-3875
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