Debian DSA-4268-1 : openjdk-8 - security update

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 111652


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


It was discovered that the PatternSyntaxException class in the Concurrency component of OpenJDK, an implementation of the Oracle Java platform could result in denial of service via excessive memory consumption.


Upgrade the openjdk-8 packages.

For the stable distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed in version 8u181-b13-1~deb9u1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 111652

File Name: debian_DSA-4268.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/08/13

Updated: 2018/11/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.3

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 3.7

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:openjdk-8, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:9.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 2018/08/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-2952

DSA: 4268