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Home » Hacking News » Sun Java Virtual Machine Segmentation Violation Vulnerability

Sun Java Virtual Machine Segmentation Violation Vulnerability

by Nikola Strahija on February 2nd, 2002 It is possible for a maliciously constructed, valid java program to crash the Sun JVM. This may result in a denial of service attack in a shared environment. The ability to consistantly exploit this vulnerability has been demonstrated on the Linux version of the Sun JVM.


Java programs run in an intepreted environment, the Java Virtual Machine (JVM). Sun has provided a reference JVM implementation for multiple platforms, including Solaris, Windows and Linux.

It is possible for a maliciously constructed, valid java program to crash the Sun JVM. This may result in a denial of service attack in a shared environment. The ability to consistantly exploit this vulnerability has been demonstrated on the Linux version of the Sun JVM.

Exploit :
http://www.securityfocus.com/cgi-bin/vulns-item.pl?section=exploit&id=3992


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