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USN-1693-1: OpenJDK 7 vulnerabilities

16 January 2013

OpenJDK 7 could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it opened a specially crafted Java applet.



  • openjdk-7 - Open Source Java implementation


It was discovered that OpenJDK 7's security mechanism could be bypassed via
Java applets. If a user were tricked into opening a malicious website, a
remote attacker could exploit this to perform arbitrary code execution as
the user invoking the program.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 12.10

After a standard system update you need to restart your browser to make all
the necessary changes.