USN-4607-2: OpenJDK regressions

12 November 2020

USN-4607-1 introduced a regression in OpenJDK.

Releases

Packages

  • openjdk-8 - Open Source Java implementation
  • openjdk-lts - Open Source Java implementation

Details

USN-4607-1 fixed vulnerabilities and added features in OpenJDK.
Unfortunately, that update introduced a regression that could cause TLS
connections with client certificate authentication to fail in some
situations. This update fixes the problem.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Original advisory 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)

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-4607-1: openjdk-lts, openjdk-11-jdk, openjdk-8-jre-headless, openjdk-11-jre-headless, openjdk-11-jre-zero, openjdk-8-jdk, openjdk-8-jre-zero, openjdk-11-jre, openjdk-8-jre, openjdk-8