USN-3942-1: OpenJDK 7 vulnerability

9 April 2019

openjdk-7 vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Summary

Java applets or applications could be made to expose sensitive information.

Software Description

  • openjdk-7 - Open Source Java implementation

Details

It was discovered that a memory disclosure issue existed in the OpenJDK Library subsystem. An attacker could use this to expose sensitive information and possibly bypass Java sandbox restrictions.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
icedtea-7-jre-jamvm - 7u211-2.6.17-0ubuntu0.1
openjdk-7-jdk - 7u211-2.6.17-0ubuntu0.1
openjdk-7-jre - 7u211-2.6.17-0ubuntu0.1

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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