USN-1553-1: OpenJDK 6 vulnerabilities

3 September 2012

openjdk-6 vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 11.10
  • Ubuntu 11.04
  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS


Two security issues were fixed in OpenJDK 6.

Software Description

  • openjdk-6 - Open Source Java implementation


It was discovered that the Beans component in OpenJDK 6 did not properly prevent access to restricted classes. A remote attacker could use this to create an untrusted Java applet or application that would bypass Java sandbox restrictions. (CVE-2012-1682)

It was discovered that functionality in the AWT component in OpenJDK 6 made it easier for a remote attacker, in conjunction with other vulnerabilities, to bypass Java sandbox restrictions. (CVE-2012-0547)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
icedtea-6-jre-cacao - 6b24-1.11.4-1ubuntu0.12.04.1
icedtea-6-jre-jamvm - 6b24-1.11.4-1ubuntu0.12.04.1
openjdk-6-jre - 6b24-1.11.4-1ubuntu0.12.04.1
openjdk-6-jre-headless - 6b24-1.11.4-1ubuntu0.12.04.1
openjdk-6-jre-lib - 6b24-1.11.4-1ubuntu0.12.04.1
openjdk-6-jre-zero - 6b24-1.11.4-1ubuntu0.12.04.1
Ubuntu 11.10
icedtea-6-jre-cacao - 6b24-1.11.4-1ubuntu0.11.10.1
icedtea-6-jre-jamvm - 6b24-1.11.4-1ubuntu0.11.10.1
openjdk-6-jre - 6b24-1.11.4-1ubuntu0.11.10.1
openjdk-6-jre-headless - 6b24-1.11.4-1ubuntu0.11.10.1
openjdk-6-jre-lib - 6b24-1.11.4-1ubuntu0.11.10.1
openjdk-6-jre-zero - 6b24-1.11.4-1ubuntu0.11.10.1
Ubuntu 11.04
icedtea-6-jre-cacao - 6b24-1.11.4-1ubuntu0.11.04.1
icedtea-6-jre-jamvm - 6b24-1.11.4-1ubuntu0.11.04.1
openjdk-6-jre - 6b24-1.11.4-1ubuntu0.11.04.1
openjdk-6-jre-headless - 6b24-1.11.4-1ubuntu0.11.04.1
openjdk-6-jre-lib - 6b24-1.11.4-1ubuntu0.11.04.1
openjdk-6-jre-zero - 6b24-1.11.4-1ubuntu0.11.04.1
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
icedtea-6-jre-cacao - 6b24-1.11.4-1ubuntu0.10.04.1
openjdk-6-jre - 6b24-1.11.4-1ubuntu0.10.04.1
openjdk-6-jre-headless - 6b24-1.11.4-1ubuntu0.10.04.1
openjdk-6-jre-lib - 6b24-1.11.4-1ubuntu0.10.04.1
openjdk-6-jre-zero - 6b24-1.11.4-1ubuntu0.10.04.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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