USN-1755-1: OpenJDK 6 vulnerabilities

05 March 2013

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



  • openjdk-6 - Open Source Java implementation


It was discovered that OpenJDK did not properly validate certain types
of images. A remote attacker could exploit this to cause OpenJDK to crash.

It was discovered that OpenJDK did not properly check return values when
performing color conversion for images. If a user were tricked into
opening a crafted image with OpenJDK, such as with the Java plugin, a
remote attacker could cause OpenJDK to crash or execute arbitrary code
outside of the Java sandbox with the privileges of the user invoking the
program. (CVE-2013-1493)

Related notices

  • USN-1755-2: icedtea-7-jre-jamvm, openjdk-7, openjdk-7-jre-lib, openjdk-7-jre-zero, openjdk-7-jre, openjdk-7-jre-headless, icedtea-7-jre-cacao