Intrusion Prevention

Sun.Java.JRE.DNS.DoS

Description

This indicates a possible attempt to exploit an integer overflow vulnerability in the InitialDirContext in Java Runtime Environment (JRE) that may allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (Java exception and failed DNS requests) via a large number of DNS requests.

Affected Products

Sun Java 2 Runtime Environment 1.5
Sun Java 2 Runtime Environment 1.4.2_03
Sun Java 2 Runtime Environment 1.4.2

Impact

Denial of service

Recommended Actions

Currently we are not aware of any vendor-supplied patches for this issue.

CVE References

CVE-2004-1503