USN-2574-1: OpenJDK 7 vulnerabilities

21 April 2015

openjdk-7 vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 14.10
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

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-2015-0460, CVE-2015-0469)

Alexander Cherepanov discovered that OpenJDK JRE was vulnerable to directory traversal issues with respect to handling jar files. An attacker could use this to expose sensitive data. (CVE-2015-0480)

Florian Weimer discovered that the RSA implementation in the JCE component in OpenJDK JRE did not follow recommended practices for implementing RSA signatures. An attacker could use this to expose sensitive data. (CVE-2015-0478)

A vulnerability was discovered in the OpenJDK JRE related to data integrity. An attacker could exploit this expose sensitive data over the network. (CVE-2015-0477)

A vulnerability was discovered in the OpenJDK JRE related to availability. An attacker could exploit these to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2015-0488)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 14.10
icedtea-7-jre-jamvm - 7u79-2.5.5-0ubuntu0.14.10.2
openjdk-7-demo - 7u79-2.5.5-0ubuntu0.14.10.2
openjdk-7-doc - 7u79-2.5.5-0ubuntu0.14.10.2
openjdk-7-jdk - 7u79-2.5.5-0ubuntu0.14.10.2
openjdk-7-jre - 7u79-2.5.5-0ubuntu0.14.10.2
openjdk-7-jre-headless - 7u79-2.5.5-0ubuntu0.14.10.2
openjdk-7-jre-lib - 7u79-2.5.5-0ubuntu0.14.10.2
openjdk-7-jre-zero - 7u79-2.5.5-0ubuntu0.14.10.2
openjdk-7-source - 7u79-2.5.5-0ubuntu0.14.10.2
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
icedtea-7-jre-jamvm - 7u79-2.5.5-0ubuntu0.14.04.2
openjdk-7-demo - 7u79-2.5.5-0ubuntu0.14.04.2
openjdk-7-doc - 7u79-2.5.5-0ubuntu0.14.04.2
openjdk-7-jdk - 7u79-2.5.5-0ubuntu0.14.04.2
openjdk-7-jre - 7u79-2.5.5-0ubuntu0.14.04.2
openjdk-7-jre-headless - 7u79-2.5.5-0ubuntu0.14.04.2
openjdk-7-jre-lib - 7u79-2.5.5-0ubuntu0.14.04.2
openjdk-7-jre-zero - 7u79-2.5.5-0ubuntu0.14.04.2
openjdk-7-source - 7u79-2.5.5-0ubuntu0.14.04.2

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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