Ubuntu 16.04 LTS : openjdk-8 vulnerability (USN-3734-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 111640
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionIt 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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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.