CVE-2018-2678

Published: 17 January 2018

Vulnerability in the Java SE, Java SE Embedded, JRockit component of Oracle Java SE (subcomponent: JNDI). Supported versions that are affected are Java SE: 6u171, 7u161, 8u152 and 9.0.1; Java SE Embedded: 8u151; JRockit: R28.3.16. Easily exploitable vulnerability allows unauthenticated attacker with network access via multiple protocols to compromise Java SE, Java SE Embedded, JRockit. Successful attacks require human interaction from a person other than the attacker. Successful attacks of this vulnerability can result in unauthorized ability to cause a partial denial of service (partial DOS) of Java SE, Java SE Embedded, JRockit. Note: This vulnerability applies to client and server deployment of Java. This vulnerability can be exploited through sandboxed Java Web Start applications and sandboxed Java applets. It can also be exploited by supplying data to APIs in the specified Component without using sandboxed Java Web Start applications or sandboxed Java applets, such as through a web service. CVSS 3.0 Base Score 4.3 (Availability impacts). CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L).

From the Ubuntu security team

It was discovered that the JNDI component of OpenJDK did not properly restrict the amount of memory allocated when deserializing objects in some situations. An attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (excessive memory consumption).

Priority

Medium

CVSS 3 base score: 4.3

Status

Package Release Status
openjdk-6
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream Needs triage

Ubuntu 21.10 (Impish Indri) Does not exist

Ubuntu 21.04 (Hirsute Hippo) Does not exist

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was needs-triage)
openjdk-7
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (7u171-2.6.13-1)
Ubuntu 21.10 (Impish Indri) Does not exist

Ubuntu 21.04 (Hirsute Hippo) Does not exist

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was released [7u171-2.6.13-0ubuntu0.14.04.2])
openjdk-8
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (8u162-b12-1)
Ubuntu 21.10 (Impish Indri) Not vulnerable
(8u162-b12-1)
Ubuntu 21.04 (Hirsute Hippo) Not vulnerable
(8u162-b12-1)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Not vulnerable
(8u162-b12-1)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Not vulnerable
(8u162-b12-1)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus)
Released (8u162-b12-0ubuntu0.16.04.2)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

Patches:
Upstream: http://hg.openjdk.java.net/jdk8u/jdk8u/jdk/rev/d8a986f955e5
openjdk-9
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (9.0.4+12-1)
Ubuntu 21.10 (Impish Indri) Does not exist

Ubuntu 21.04 (Hirsute Hippo) Does not exist

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Ignored
(end of standard support, was needs-triage)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist