USN-3043-1: OpenJDK 8 vulnerabilities

27 July 2016

openjdk-8 vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Summary

Several security issues were fixed in OpenJDK 8.

Software Description

  • openjdk-8 - Open Source Java implementation

Details

Multiple 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, expose sensitive data over the network, or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-3587, CVE-2016-3598, CVE-2016-3606, CVE-2016-3610)

A vulnerability was discovered in the OpenJDK JRE related to data integrity. An attacker could exploit this to expose sensitive data over the network or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-3458)

Multiple vulnerabilities were discovered in the OpenJDK JRE related to availability. An attacker could exploit these to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2016-3500, CVE-2016-3508)

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-2016-3550)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
openjdk-8-jdk - 8u91-b14-3ubuntu1~16.04.1
openjdk-8-jre - 8u91-b14-3ubuntu1~16.04.1
openjdk-8-jre-headless - 8u91-b14-3ubuntu1~16.04.1
openjdk-8-jre-jamvm - 8u91-b14-3ubuntu1~16.04.1
openjdk-8-jre-zero - 8u91-b14-3ubuntu1~16.04.1

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

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

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