Ubuntu 18.04 LTS : OpenJDK 11 vulnerability (USN-3949-1)

low Nessus Plugin ID 124116
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Synopsis

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

Description

It was discovered that a memory disclosure issue existed in the OpenJDK Library subsystem. An attacker could use this to expose sensitive information and possibly bypass Java sandbox restrictions.
(CVE-2019-2422)

Please note that with this update, the OpenJDK package in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS has transitioned from OpenJDK 10 to OpenJDK 11. Several additional packages were updated to be compatible with OpenJDK 11.

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 openjdk-11-jdk and / or openjdk-11-jre packages.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/3949-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 124116

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3949-1.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/17/2019

Updated: 9/17/2020

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 2.2

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 3.1

Temporal Score: 2.7

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/16/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/16/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-2422

USN: 3949-1