USN-1024-1: OpenJDK vulnerability

30 November 2010

openjdk-6 vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 10.10
  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 9.10
  • Ubuntu 8.04 LTS


Software Description

  • openjdk-6


It was discovered that certain system property information was being leaked, which could allow an attacker to obtain sensitive information.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 10.10
icedtea6-plugin - 6b20-1.9.2-0ubuntu1
openjdk-6-jdk - 6b20-1.9.2-0ubuntu1
openjdk-6-jre - 6b20-1.9.2-0ubuntu1
openjdk-6-jre-headless - 6b20-1.9.2-0ubuntu1
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
icedtea6-plugin - 6b20-1.9.2-0ubuntu1~10.04.1
openjdk-6-jdk - 6b20-1.9.2-0ubuntu1~10.04.1
openjdk-6-jre - 6b20-1.9.2-0ubuntu1~10.04.1
openjdk-6-jre-headless - 6b20-1.9.2-0ubuntu1~10.04.1
Ubuntu 9.10
icedtea6-plugin - 6b18-1.8.3-0ubuntu1~9.10.1
openjdk-6-jdk - 6b18-1.8.3-0ubuntu1~9.10.1
openjdk-6-jre - 6b18-1.8.3-0ubuntu1~9.10.1
openjdk-6-jre-headless - 6b18-1.8.3-0ubuntu1~9.10.1
Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
icedtea6-plugin - 6b18-1.8.3-0ubuntu1~8.04.2
openjdk-6-jdk - 6b18-1.8.3-0ubuntu1~8.04.2
openjdk-6-jre - 6b18-1.8.3-0ubuntu1~8.04.2
openjdk-6-jre-headless - 6b18-1.8.3-0ubuntu1~8.04.2

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

After a standard system update you need to restart any Java services, applications or applets to make all the necessary changes.