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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.

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Releases

Packages

  • openjdk-7 - Open Source Java implementation

Details

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.

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Ubuntu Pro provides ten-year security coverage to 25,000+ packages in Main and Universe repositories, and it is free for up to five machines.

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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.