OpenAM vulnerable to denial-of-service (DoS)


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).

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.
CVSS Severity (What is CVSS?)

Base Metrics: 6.8 (Medium) [IPA Score]
  • Access Vector: Network
  • Access Complexity: Low
  • Authentication: Single Instance
  • Confidentiality Impact: None
  • Integrity Impact: None
  • Availability Impact: Complete

Affected Products

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


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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Vendor Information

CWE (What is CWE?)

  1. No Mapping(CWE-Other) [IPA Evaluation]
CVE (What is CVE?)

  1. CVE-2014-7246

  1. JVN : JVN#65559247
  2. National Vulnerability Database (NVD) : CVE-2014-7246
  3. IPA SECURITY ALERTS : Security Alert for OpenAM vulnerable to denial-of-service (DoS) (JVN#65559247) (in Japanese)
  4. Related document : Notice of OpenAM security vulnerability and product updates [AM20141106-1] Open Source Solution Technology Corporation
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