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USN-2923-1: BeanShell vulnerability

08 March 2016

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



  • bsh - Java scripting environment


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

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.