Ubuntu 16.04 LTS / 18.04 LTS : OpenJDK vulnerabilities (USN-3975-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 125028


The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security updates.


It was discovered that the BigDecimal implementation in OpenJDK performed excessive computation when given certain values. An attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (excessive CPU usage).

Corwin de Boor and Robert Xiao discovered that the RMI registry implementation in OpenJDK did not properly select the correct skeleton class in some situations. An attacker could use this to possibly escape Java sandbox restrictions. (CVE-2019-2684)

Mateusz Jurczyk discovered a vulnerability in the 2D component of OpenJDK. An attacker could use this to possibly escape Java sandbox restrictions. This issue only affected OpenJDK 8 in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

Mateusz Jurczyk discovered a vulnerability in the font layout engine of OpenJDK's 2D component. An attacker could use this to possibly escape Java sandbox restrictions. This issue only affected OpenJDK 8 in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. (CVE-2019-2698).

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.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 125028

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3975-1.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/14/2019

Updated: 10/21/2023

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Agentless Assessment, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-2698


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.1

Temporal Score: 7.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:openjdk-11-jre, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:openjdk-11-demo, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:openjdk-11-source, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04:-:lts, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:openjdk-11-jdk, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:openjdk-8-demo, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:openjdk-8-jre, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:openjdk-8-jdk, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:openjdk-11-jdk-headless, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:openjdk-11-jre-headless, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:openjdk-8-source, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:openjdk-11-jre-zero, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.04:-:lts, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:openjdk-8-jre-jamvm, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:openjdk-8-jdk-headless, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:openjdk-8-jre-zero, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:openjdk-8-jre-headless

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/13/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/23/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-2602, CVE-2019-2684, CVE-2019-2697, CVE-2019-2698

USN: 3975-1