Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2011-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2011-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related
It was discovered that untrusted Java applets could create domain name
resolution cache entries, allowing an attacker to manipulate name
resolution within the JVM. (CVE-2010-4448)
It was discovered that the Java launcher did not did not properly
setup the LD_LIBRARY_PATH environment variable. A local attacker could
exploit this to execute arbitrary code as the user invoking the
It was discovered that within the Swing library, forged timer events
could allow bypass of SecurityManager checks. This could allow an
attacker to access restricted resources. (CVE-2010-4465)
It was discovered that certain bytecode combinations confused memory
management within the HotSpot JVM. This could allow an attacker to
cause a denial of service through an application crash or possibly
inject code. (CVE-2010-4469)
It was discovered that the way JAXP components were handled allowed
them to be manipulated by untrusted applets. An attacker could use
this to bypass XML processing restrictions and elevate privileges.
It was discovered that the Java2D subcomponent, when processing broken
CFF fonts could leak system properties. (CVE-2010-4471)
It was discovered that a flaw in the XML Digital Signature component
could allow an attacker to cause untrusted code to replace the XML
Digital Signature Transform or C14N algorithm implementations.
Konstantin Preisser and others discovered that specific double
literals were improperly handled, allowing a remote attacker to cause
a denial of service. (CVE-2010-4476)
It was discovered that the JNLPClassLoader class when handling
multiple signatures allowed remote attackers to gain privileges due to
the assignment of an inappropriate security descriptor.
Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.8
Public Exploit Available : true
Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks
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