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Vigi@nce: Sun, denial of service via Java Proxy Web

August 2008 by Vigil@nce


An attacker can create a denial of service on the Sun Java Web Proxy Server - FTP subsystem.

Gravity: 3/4

Consequences: denial of service of service

Provenance: internet client

Means of attack: no proof of concept, no attack

Ability of attacker: expert (4/4)

Confidence: confirmed by the editor (5/5)

Diffusion of the vulnerable configuration: high (3/3)

Creation date: 14/08/2008

Identifier: VIGILANCE-VUL-8030


- Sun Java System Web Proxy Server [confidential versions]


Sun Java System Web Proxy is a proxy web which can also act like FTP gateway.

FTP subsystem does not properly close old connections.

An attacker can therefore launch a large number of connections stretch to the overload of the proxy, in order to create a denial of service.


Identifiers: 240327, 6590476, VIGILANCE-VUL-8030

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