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Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2012 09:35:26 +0200
From: Florian Weimer <>
To: "Steven M. Christey" <>
        Oracle Security Team <>
Subject: Re: CVE Request (minor) -- JVM: heap memory disclosure
 (possibly various JDKs)

On 09/11/2012 11:37 PM, Steven M. Christey wrote:

> I wonder about the severity of the issue, but given the possibility that
> applications might access an array before a fill, and applications may
> depend on there being "empty" elements after initialization, this seems
> reasonable for a CVE.

My main concern is that untrusted code (in an applet or application 
server) could use this issue to access private data which was previously 
stored at the same location.

Florian Weimer / Red Hat Product Security Team

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