USN-2187-1: OpenJDK 7 vulnerabilities

30 April 2014

openjdk-7 vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 13.10
  • Ubuntu 12.10

Summary

Several security issues were fixed in OpenJDK 7.

Software Description

  • openjdk-7 - Open Source Java implementation

Details

Several vulnerabilities were discovered in the OpenJDK JRE related to information disclosure, data integrity and availability. An attacker could exploit these to cause a denial of service or expose sensitive data over the network. (CVE-2014-0429, CVE-2014-0446, CVE-2014-0451, CVE-2014-0452, CVE-2014-0454, CVE-2014-0455, CVE-2014-0456, CVE-2014-0457, CVE-2014-0458, CVE-2014-0461, CVE-2014-2397, CVE-2014-2402, CVE-2014-2412, CVE-2014-2414, CVE-2014-2421, CVE-2014-2423, CVE-2014-2427)

Two vulnerabilities were discovered in the OpenJDK JRE related to information disclosure and data integrity. An attacker could exploit these to expose sensitive data over the network. (CVE-2014-0453, CVE-2014-0460)

A vulnerability was discovered in the OpenJDK JRE related to availability. An attacker could exploit this to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2014-0459)

Jakub Wilk discovered that the OpenJDK JRE incorrectly handled temporary files. A local attacker could possibly use this issue to overwrite arbitrary files. In the default installation of Ubuntu, this should be prevented by the Yama link restrictions. (CVE-2014-1876)

Two vulnerabilities were discovered in the OpenJDK JRE related to data integrity. (CVE-2014-2398, CVE-2014-2413)

A vulnerability was discovered in the OpenJDK JRE related to information disclosure. An attacker could exploit this to expose sensitive data over the network. (CVE-2014-2403)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
icedtea-7-jre-jamvm - 7u55-2.4.7-1ubuntu1
openjdk-7-jre - 7u55-2.4.7-1ubuntu1
openjdk-7-jre-headless - 7u55-2.4.7-1ubuntu1
openjdk-7-jre-lib - 7u55-2.4.7-1ubuntu1
openjdk-7-jre-zero - 7u55-2.4.7-1ubuntu1
Ubuntu 13.10
icedtea-7-jre-jamvm - 7u55-2.4.7-1ubuntu1~0.13.10.1
openjdk-7-jre - 7u55-2.4.7-1ubuntu1~0.13.10.1
openjdk-7-jre-headless - 7u55-2.4.7-1ubuntu1~0.13.10.1
openjdk-7-jre-lib - 7u55-2.4.7-1ubuntu1~0.13.10.1
openjdk-7-jre-zero - 7u55-2.4.7-1ubuntu1~0.13.10.1
Ubuntu 12.10
icedtea-7-jre-cacao - 7u55-2.4.7-1ubuntu1~0.12.10.1
icedtea-7-jre-jamvm - 7u55-2.4.7-1ubuntu1~0.12.10.1
openjdk-7-jre - 7u55-2.4.7-1ubuntu1~0.12.10.1
openjdk-7-jre-headless - 7u55-2.4.7-1ubuntu1~0.12.10.1
openjdk-7-jre-lib - 7u55-2.4.7-1ubuntu1~0.12.10.1
openjdk-7-jre-zero - 7u55-2.4.7-1ubuntu1~0.12.10.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

This update uses a new upstream release, which includes additional bug fixes. After a standard system update you need to restart any Java applications or applets to make all the necessary changes.

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