USN-2191-1: OpenJDK 6 vulnerabilities

01 May 2014

Several security issues were fixed in OpenJDK 6.

Releases

Packages

  • openjdk-6 - Open Source Java implementation

Details

Several vulnerabilities were discovered in the OpenJDK JRE related to
information disclosure, data integrity and availability. An attacker could
exploit these to cause a denial of service or expose sensitive data over
the network. (CVE-2014-0429, CVE-2014-0446, CVE-2014-0451, CVE-2014-0452,
CVE-2014-0456, CVE-2014-0457, CVE-2014-0458, CVE-2014-0461, CVE-2014-0462,
CVE-2014-2397, CVE-2014-2405, CVE-2014-2412, CVE-2014-2414, CVE-2014-2421,
CVE-2014-2423, CVE-2014-2427)

Two vulnerabilities were discovered in the OpenJDK JRE related to
information disclosure and data integrity. An attacker could exploit these
to expose sensitive data over the network. (CVE-2014-0453, CVE-2014-0460)

A vulnerability was discovered in the OpenJDK JRE related to availability.
An attacker could exploit this to cause a denial of service.
(CVE-2014-0459)

Jakub Wilk discovered that the OpenJDK JRE incorrectly handled temporary
files. A local attacker could possibly use this issue to overwrite
arbitrary files. In the default installation of Ubuntu, this should be
prevented by the Yama link restrictions. (CVE-2014-1876)

A vulnerability was discovered in the OpenJDK JRE related to data
integrity. (CVE-2014-2398)

A vulnerability was discovered in the OpenJDK JRE related to information
disclosure. An attacker could exploit this to expose sensitive data over
the network. (CVE-2014-2403)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 12.04
Ubuntu 10.04

This update uses a new upstream release, which includes additional bug
fixes. After a standard system update you need to restart any Java
applications or applets to make all the necessary changes.

Related notices

  • USN-2187-1: icedtea-7-jre-jamvm, openjdk-7-jre-lib, openjdk-7-jre-zero, openjdk-7, icedtea-7-jre-cacao, openjdk-7-jre-headless, openjdk-7-jre