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Vulnerability Score 5.0 5.0
CVE Id CVE-1999-1478
Last Modified 05 Sep 2008 04:19:37
Published 06 Jul 1999 12:00:00
Confidentiality Impact NONE NONE
Integrity Impact NONE NONE
Availability Impact PARTIAL PARTIAL
Access Vector NETWORK
Access Complexity LOW
Authentication NONE



The Sun HotSpot Performance Engine VM allows a remote attacker to cause a denial of service on any server running HotSpot via a URL that includes the [ character.

Vulnerable Systems


  • Microsoft Internet Information Server 3.0

  • Microsoft Internet Information Server 4.0


XF - sun-hotspot-vm(2348)

NTBUGTRAQ - 19990716 FW: (Review ID: 85125) Hotspot crashes bringing down webserver

NTBUGTRAQ - 19990706 Bug in SUN's Hotspot VM

BID - 522

Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:35:26