USN-2972-1: OpenJDK 6 vulnerabilities

10 May 2016

Several security issues were fixed in OpenJDK 6.

Releases

Packages

  • openjdk-6 - Open Source Java implementation

Details

Multiple 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, expose sensitive data
over the network, or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-0686,
CVE-2016-0687, CVE-2016-3427)

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-2016-0695)

A vulnerability was discovered in the OpenJDK JRE related to availability.
An attacker could exploit this to cause a denial of service.
(CVE-2016-3425)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 12.04

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-2964-1: openjdk-7-jre-zero, icedtea-7-jre-jamvm, openjdk-7-jre, openjdk-7-jre-lib, openjdk-7-jre-headless, openjdk-7-jdk, openjdk-7-source, openjdk-7
  • USN-2963-1: openjdk-8, openjdk-8-jre-headless, openjdk-8-source, openjdk-8-jre-jamvm, openjdk-8-jre, openjdk-8-jdk-headless, openjdk-8-jre-zero, openjdk-8-jdk