Ubuntu 16.04 LTS / 18.04 LTS / 18.10 : openjdk-8, openjdk-lts vulnerabilities (USN-3804-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 118568

Synopsis

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

Description

It was discovered that the Security component of OpenJDK did not
properly ensure that manifest elements were signed before use. An
attacker could possibly use this to specially construct an untrusted
Java application or applet that could escape sandbox restrictions.
(CVE-2018-3136)

Artem Smotrakov discovered that the HTTP client redirection handler
implementation in OpenJDK did not clear potentially sensitive
information in HTTP headers when following redirections to different
hosts. An attacker could use this to expose sensitive information.
(CVE-2018-3139)

It was discovered that the Java Naming and Directory Interface (JNDI)
implementation in OpenJDK did not properly enforce restrictions
specified by system properties in some situations. An attacker could
potentially use this to execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2018-3149)

It was discovered that the Utility component of OpenJDK did not
properly ensure all attributes in a JAR were signed before use. An
attacker could use this to specially construct an untrusted Java
application or applet that could escape sandbox restrictions. This
issue only affected Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and Ubuntu 18.10. (CVE-2018-3150)

It was discovered that the Hotspot component of OpenJDK did not
properly perform access checks in certain cases when performing field
link resolution. An attacker could use this to specially construct an
untrusted Java application or applet that could escape sandbox
restrictions. (CVE-2018-3169)

Felix Dorre discovered that the Java Secure Socket Extension (JSSE)
implementation in OpenJDK did not ensure that the same endpoint
identification algorithm was used during TLS session resumption as
during initial session setup. An attacker could use this to expose
sensitive information. (CVE-2018-3180)

Krzysztof Szafranski discovered that the Scripting component did not
properly restrict access to the scripting engine in some situations.
An attacker could use this to specially construct an untrusted Java
application or applet that could escape sandbox restrictions.
(CVE-2018-3183)

Tobias Ospelt discovered that the Resource Interchange File Format
(RIFF) reader implementation in OpenJDK contained an infinite loop. An
attacker could use this to cause a denial of service. This issue only
affected Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. (CVE-2018-3214).

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.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/3804-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 118568

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3804-1.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/10/31

Modified: 2018/11/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:openjdk-11-jdk, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:openjdk-11-jre, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:openjdk-11-jre-headless, 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, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.10

Patch Publication Date: 2018/10/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-3136, CVE-2018-3139, CVE-2018-3149, CVE-2018-3150, CVE-2018-3169, CVE-2018-3180, CVE-2018-3183, CVE-2018-3214

USN: 3804-1