Ubuntu 8.10 : openjdk-6 vulnerabilities (USN-748-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2009-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description :

It was discovered that font creation could leak temporary files. If a
user were tricked into loading a malicious program or applet, a remote
attacker could consume disk space, leading to a denial of service.
(CVE-2006-2426, CVE-2009-1100)

It was discovered that the lightweight HttpServer did not correctly
close files on dataless connections. A remote attacker could send
specially crafted requests, leading to a denial of service.
(CVE-2009-1101)

The Java Runtime Environment did not correctly validate certain
generated code. If a user were tricked into running a malicious applet
a remote attacker could execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2009-1102)

It was discovered that LDAP connections did not close correctly. A
remote attacker could send specially crafted requests, leading to a
denial of service. (CVE-2009-1093)

Java LDAP routines did not unserialize certain data correctly. A
remote attacker could send specially crafted requests that could lead
to arbitrary code execution. (CVE-2009-1094)

Java did not correctly check certain JAR headers. If a user or
automated system were tricked into processing a malicious JAR file, a
remote attacker could crash the application, leading to a denial of
service. (CVE-2009-1095, CVE-2009-1096)

It was discovered that PNG and GIF decoding in Java could lead to
memory corruption. If a user or automated system were tricked into
processing a specially crafted image, a remote attacker could crash
the application, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2009-1097,
CVE-2009-1098).

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)