Your submission was sent successfully! Close

You have successfully unsubscribed! Close

Thank you for signing up for our newsletter!
In these regular emails you will find the latest updates about Ubuntu and upcoming events where you can meet our team.Close

USN-1755-2: OpenJDK 7 vulnerabilities

7 March 2013

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

Reduce your security exposure

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.

Learn more about Ubuntu Pro

Releases

Packages

  • openjdk-7 - Open Source Java implementation

Details

USN-1755-1 fixed vulnerabilities in OpenJDK 6. This update provides the
corresponding updates for OpenJDK 7.

Original advisory details:

It was discovered that OpenJDK did not properly validate certain types
of images. A remote attacker could exploit this to cause OpenJDK to crash.
(CVE-2013-0809)

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)

Reduce your security exposure

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.

Learn more about Ubuntu Pro

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 any applications using
OpenJDK, such as your browser, to make all the necessary changes.

Related notices

  • USN-1755-1: openjdk-6-jre-headless, openjdk-6-jre-lib, openjdk-6-jre-zero, icedtea-6-jre-cacao, openjdk-6-jre, icedtea-6-jre-jamvm, openjdk-6