USN-3275-1: OpenJDK 8 vulnerabilities

11 May 2017

openjdk-8 vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 17.04
  • Ubuntu 16.10
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Summary

Several security issues were fixed in OpenJDK 8.

Software Description

  • openjdk-8 - Open Source Java implementation

Details

It was discovered that OpenJDK improperly re-used cached NTLM connections in some situations. A remote attacker could possibly use this to cause a Java application to perform actions with the credentials of a different user. (CVE-2017-3509)

It was discovered that an untrusted library search path flaw existed in the Java Cryptography Extension (JCE) component of OpenJDK. A local attacker could possibly use this to gain the privileges of a Java application. (CVE-2017-3511)

It was discovered that the Java API for XML Processing (JAXP) component in OpenJDK did not properly enforce size limits when parsing XML documents. An attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (processor and memory consumption). (CVE-2017-3526)

It was discovered that the FTP client implementation in OpenJDK did not properly sanitize user inputs. If a user was tricked into opening a specially crafted FTP URL, a remote attacker could use this to manipulate the FTP connection. (CVE-2017-3533)

It was discovered that OpenJDK allowed MD5 to be used as an algorithm for JAR integrity verification. An attacker could possibly use this to modify the contents of a JAR file without detection. (CVE-2017-3539)

It was discovered that the SMTP client implementation in OpenJDK did not properly sanitize sender and recipient addresses. A remote attacker could use this to specially craft email addresses and gain control of a Java application’s SMTP connections. (CVE-2017-3544)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 17.04
openjdk-8-jre - 8u131-b11-0ubuntu1.17.04.1
openjdk-8-jre-headless - 8u131-b11-0ubuntu1.17.04.1
openjdk-8-jre-zero - 8u131-b11-0ubuntu1.17.04.1
Ubuntu 16.10
openjdk-8-jre - 8u131-b11-0ubuntu1.16.10.2
openjdk-8-jre-headless - 8u131-b11-0ubuntu1.16.10.2
openjdk-8-jre-jamvm - 8u131-b11-0ubuntu1.16.10.2
openjdk-8-jre-zero - 8u131-b11-0ubuntu1.16.10.2
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
openjdk-8-jre - 8u131-b11-0ubuntu1.16.04.2
openjdk-8-jre-headless - 8u131-b11-0ubuntu1.16.04.2
openjdk-8-jre-jamvm - 8u131-b11-0ubuntu1.16.04.2
openjdk-8-jre-zero - 8u131-b11-0ubuntu1.16.04.2

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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