Ubuntu 16.04 LTS : openjdk-8 vulnerability (USN-3734-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 111640

Synopsis

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

Description

It was discovered that the PatternSyntaxException class in OpenJDK did not properly validate arguments passed to it. An attacker could use this to possibly construct a class that caused a denial of service (excessive memory consumption).

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Solution

Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 111640

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3734-1.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/08/10

Modified: 2018/08/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSSv2

Base Score: 4.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:openjdk-8-jdk, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:openjdk-8-jre, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:openjdk-8-jre-headless, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:openjdk-8-jre-jamvm, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 2018/08/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-2952

USN: 3734-1