Published:2014/11/10  Last Updated:2014/11/20

OpenAM vulnerable to denial-of-service (DoS)


OpenAM provided by ForgeRock contains a denial-of-service (DoS) vulnerability.

Products Affected

  • OpenAM 9.5.3-9.5.5, 10.0.0-10.0.2, 10.1.0-Xpress, 11.0.0-11.0.2


OpenAM provided by ForgeRock is an open source access management software. OpenAM contains a denial-of-service (DoS) vulnerability due to a flaw in processing Cookies (CWE-400).


When an OpenAM system is running "site" configuration with multiple instances, an authenticated attacker may be able to cause a denial-of-service (DoS).


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JPCERT/CC Addendum

Vulnerability Analysis by JPCERT/CC

Analyzed on 2014.11.10 (CVSS Base Metrics)

What is CVSS?

Measures Severity Description
Access Vector(AV) Local (L) Adjacent Network (A) Network (N) A vulnerability exploitable with network access means the vulnerable software is bound to the network stack and the attacker does not require local network access or local access. Such a vulnerability is often termed "remotely exploitable".
Access Complexity(AC) High (H) Medium (M) Low (L) Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist.
Authentication(Au) Multiple (M) Single (S) None (N) The vulnerability requires an attacker to be logged into the system (such as at a command line or via a desktop session or web interface).
Confidentiality Impact(C) None (N) Partial (P) Complete (C) There is no impact to the confidentiality of the system.
Integrity Impact(I) None (N) Partial (P) Complete (C) There is no impact to the integrity of the system.
Availability Impact(A) None (N) Partial (P) Complete (C) There is a total shutdown of the affected resource.

Base Score:6.8


Yasushi IWAKATA of Open Source Solution Technology Corporation reported this vulnerability to IPA.
JPCERT/CC coordinated with the developer under Information Security Early Warning Partnership.

Other Information

JPCERT Reports
CERT Advisory
CPNI Advisory
CVE CVE-2014-7246
JVN iPedia JVNDB-2014-000129

Update History

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