USN-3043-1: OpenJDK 8 vulnerabilities

27 July 2016

Several security issues were fixed in OpenJDK 8.

Releases

Packages

  • openjdk-8 - 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-2016-3587,
CVE-2016-3598, CVE-2016-3606, CVE-2016-3610)

A vulnerability was discovered in the OpenJDK JRE related to data
integrity. An attacker could exploit this to expose sensitive data
over the network or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-3458)

Multiple vulnerabilities were discovered in the OpenJDK JRE related
to availability. An attacker could exploit these to cause a denial
of service. (CVE-2016-3500, CVE-2016-3508)

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-2016-3550)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 16.04

After a standard system update you need to restart any Java
applications or applets to make all the necessary changes.