Ubuntu 16.04 LTS : OpenJDK 8 vulnerabilities (USN-4080-1)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 127797

Synopsis

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

Description

Keegan Ryan discovered that the ECC implementation in OpenJDK was not sufficiently resilient to side-channel attacks. An attacker could possibly use this to expose sensitive information. (CVE-2019-2745)

It was discovered that OpenJDK did not sufficiently validate serial streams before deserializing suppressed exceptions in some situations.
An attacker could use this to specially craft an object that, when deserialized, would cause a denial of service. (CVE-2019-2762)

It was discovered that in some situations OpenJDK did not properly bound the amount of memory allocated during object deserialization. An attacker could use this to specially craft an object that, when deserialized, would cause a denial of service (excessive memory consumption). (CVE-2019-2769)

It was discovered that OpenJDK did not properly restrict privileges in certain situations. An attacker could use this to specially construct an untrusted Java application or applet that could escape sandbox restrictions. (CVE-2019-2786)

Jonathan Birch discovered that the Networking component of OpenJDK did not properly validate URLs in some situations. An attacker could use this to bypass restrictions on characters in URLs. (CVE-2019-2816)

Nati Nimni discovered that the Java Cryptography Extension component in OpenJDK did not properly perform array bounds checking in some situations. An attacker could use this to cause a denial of service.
(CVE-2019-2842)

It was discovered that OpenJDK incorrectly handled certain memory operations. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a specially crafted PNG file, a remote attacker could use this issue to cause OpenJDK to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2019-7317).

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/4080-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 127797

File Name: ubuntu_USN-4080-1.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/12/2019

Updated: 9/17/2020

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

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-2816

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.8

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.8

Temporal Score: 4.2

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:openjdk-8-jdk, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:openjdk-8-jdk-headless, 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, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:openjdk-8-jre-zero, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/31/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/4/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-2745, CVE-2019-2762, CVE-2019-2769, CVE-2019-2786, CVE-2019-2816, CVE-2019-2842, CVE-2019-7317

USN: 4080-1