USN-2942-1: OpenJDK 7 vulnerability

24 March 2016

openjdk-7 vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 15.10
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS


OpenJDK could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it received specially crafted input.

Software Description

  • openjdk-7 - Open Source Java implementation


A vulnerability was discovered in the JRE related to information disclosure, data integrity, and availability. An attacker could exploit these to cause a denial of service, expose sensitive data over the network, or possibly execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 15.10
icedtea-7-jre-jamvm - 7u95-2.6.4-0ubuntu0.15.10.2
openjdk-7-jre - 7u95-2.6.4-0ubuntu0.15.10.2
openjdk-7-jre-headless - 7u95-2.6.4-0ubuntu0.15.10.2
openjdk-7-jre-lib - 7u95-2.6.4-0ubuntu0.15.10.2
openjdk-7-jre-zero - 7u95-2.6.4-0ubuntu0.15.10.2
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
icedtea-7-jre-jamvm - 7u95-2.6.4-0ubuntu0.14.04.2
openjdk-7-jdk - 7u95-2.6.4-0ubuntu0.14.04.2
openjdk-7-jre - 7u95-2.6.4-0ubuntu0.14.04.2
openjdk-7-jre-headless - 7u95-2.6.4-0ubuntu0.14.04.2
openjdk-7-jre-lib - 7u95-2.6.4-0ubuntu0.14.04.2
openjdk-7-jre-zero - 7u95-2.6.4-0ubuntu0.14.04.2

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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.