Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2009-2015 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
It was discovered that Java did not correctly handle untrusted
applets. If a user were tricked into running a malicious applet, a
remote attacker could gain user privileges, or list directory
contents. (CVE-2008-5347, CVE-2008-5350)
It was discovered that Kerberos authentication and RSA public key
processing were not correctly handled in Java. A remote attacker could
exploit these flaws to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2008-5348,
It was discovered that Java accepted UTF-8 encodings that might be
handled incorrectly by certain applications. A remote attacker could
bypass string filters, possible leading to other exploits.
Overflows were discovered in Java JAR processing. 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-2008-5352, CVE-2008-5354)
It was discovered that Java calendar objects were not unserialized
safely. If a user or automated system were tricked into processing a
specially crafted calendar object, a remote attacker could execute
arbitrary code with user privileges. (CVE-2008-5353)
It was discovered that the Java image handling code 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-2008-5358,
It was discovered that temporary files created by Java had predictable
names. If a user or automated system were tricked into processing a
specially crafted JAR file, a remote attacker could overwrite
sensitive information. (CVE-2008-5360).
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.7
Public Exploit Available : true
Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 37381 ()
Bugtraq ID: 32608
CVE ID: CVE-2008-5347CVE-2008-5348CVE-2008-5349CVE-2008-5350CVE-2008-5351CVE-2008-5352CVE-2008-5353CVE-2008-5354CVE-2008-5358CVE-2008-5359CVE-2008-5360
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