USN-3077-1: OpenJDK 6 vulnerabilities

12 September 2016

openjdk-6 vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Summary

Several security issues were fixed in OpenJDK 6.

Software Description

  • openjdk-6 - Open Source Java implementation

Details

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)

A vulnerability was discovered in the OpenJDK JRE related to information disclosure, data integrity, and availability. An attacker could exploit this to cause a denial of service, expose sensitive data over the network, or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-3606)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
icedtea-6-jre-cacao - 6b40-1.13.12-0ubuntu0.12.04.1
icedtea-6-jre-jamvm - 6b40-1.13.12-0ubuntu0.12.04.1
openjdk-6-jre - 6b40-1.13.12-0ubuntu0.12.04.1
openjdk-6-jre-headless - 6b40-1.13.12-0ubuntu0.12.04.1
openjdk-6-jre-lib - 6b40-1.13.12-0ubuntu0.12.04.1
openjdk-6-jre-zero - 6b40-1.13.12-0ubuntu0.12.04.1

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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