USN-1755-2: OpenJDK 7 vulnerabilities

7 March 2013

openjdk-7 vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 12.10


OpenJDK could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it opened a specially crafted file.

Software Description

  • openjdk-7 - Open Source Java implementation


USN-1755-1 fixed vulnerabilities in OpenJDK 6. This update provides the corresponding updates for OpenJDK 7.

Original advisory details:

It was discovered that OpenJDK did not properly validate certain types of images. A remote attacker could exploit this to cause OpenJDK to crash. (CVE-2013-0809)

It was discovered that OpenJDK did not properly check return values when performing color conversion for images. If a user were tricked into opening a crafted image with OpenJDK, such as with the Java plugin, a remote attacker could cause OpenJDK to crash or execute arbitrary code outside of the Java sandbox with the privileges of the user invoking the program. (CVE-2013-1493)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 12.10
icedtea-7-jre-cacao - 7u15-2.3.7-0ubuntu1~12.10.1
icedtea-7-jre-jamvm - 7u15-2.3.7-0ubuntu1~12.10.1
openjdk-7-jre - 7u15-2.3.7-0ubuntu1~12.10.1
openjdk-7-jre-headless - 7u15-2.3.7-0ubuntu1~12.10.1
openjdk-7-jre-lib - 7u15-2.3.7-0ubuntu1~12.10.1
openjdk-7-jre-zero - 7u15-2.3.7-0ubuntu1~12.10.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

After a standard system update you need to restart any applications using OpenJDK, such as your browser, to make all the necessary changes.