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USN-4607-1: OpenJDK vulnerabilities

27 October 2020

Several security issues were fixed in OpenJDK.

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Details

It was discovered that OpenJDK incorrectly handled deserializing Proxy
class objects with many interfaces. A remote attacker could possibly use
this issue to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) via a
specially crafted input. (CVE-2020-14779)

Sergey Ostanin discovered that OpenJDK incorrectly restricted
authentication mechanisms. A remote attacker could possibly use this
issue to obtain sensitive information over an unencrypted connection.
(CVE-2020-14781)

It was discovered that OpenJDK incorrectly handled untrusted certificates.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to read or write sensitive
information. (CVE-2020-14782)

Zhiqiang Zang discovered that OpenJDK incorrectly checked for integer
overflows. An attacker could possibly use this issue to bypass certain
Java sandbox restrictions. (CVE-2020-14792)

Markus Loewe discovered that OpenJDK incorrectly checked permissions when
converting a file system path to an URI. An attacker could possibly use
this issue to bypass certain Java sandbox restrictions. (CVE-2020-14796)

Markus Loewe discovered that OpenJDK incorrectly checked for invalid
characters when converting an URI to a path. An attacker could possibly
use this issue to read or write sensitive information. (CVE-2020-14797)

Markus Loewe discovered that OpenJDK incorrectly checked the length of
input strings. An attacker could possibly use this issue to bypass certain
Java sandbox restrictions. (CVE-2020-14798)

It was discovered that OpenJDK incorrectly handled boundary checks. An
attacker could possibly use this issue to bypass certain Java sandbox
restrictions. (CVE-2020-14803)

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 20.10
Ubuntu 20.04
Ubuntu 18.04
Ubuntu 16.04

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-4607-2: openjdk-11-jdk, openjdk-8-jdk, openjdk-11-source, openjdk-8-jre-headless, openjdk-8-jdk-headless, openjdk-8-source, openjdk-8-demo, openjdk-8-jre-jamvm, openjdk-8-doc, openjdk-lts, openjdk-11-jre, openjdk-11-doc, openjdk-11-jdk-headless, openjdk-8-jre-zero, openjdk-11-jre-headless, openjdk-11-demo, openjdk-8, openjdk-11-jre-zero, openjdk-8-jre