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USN-2923-1: BeanShell vulnerability

8 March 2016

BeanShell could be made to run programs if it processed specially crafted input.

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Releases

Packages

  • bsh - Java scripting environment

Details

Alvaro Muñoz and Christian Schneider discovered that BeanShell incorrectly
handled deserialization. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue
to execute arbitrary code.

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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 15.10
Ubuntu 14.04
Ubuntu 12.04

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References