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USN-2942-1: OpenJDK 7 vulnerability

24 March 2016

OpenJDK could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it received specially crafted input.



  • openjdk-7 - Open Source Java implementation


A vulnerability was discovered in the JRE related to information
disclosure, data integrity, and availability. An attacker could exploit
these to cause a denial of service, expose sensitive data over the network,
or possibly 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

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.