Ubuntu 16.04 LTS / 18.04 LTS / 20.04 : OpenJDK 8 vulnerabilities (USN-4453-1)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 139373
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Synopsis

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

Description

Johannes Kuhn discovered that OpenJDK 8 incorrectly handled access control contexts. An attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2020-14556) Philippe Arteau discovered that OpenJDK 8 incorrectly verified names in TLS server's X.509 certificates. An attacker could possibly use this issue to obtain sensitive information. (CVE-2020-14577) It was discovered that OpenJDK 8 incorrectly handled exceptions in DerInputStream class and in the DerValue.equals() method. An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2020-14578, CVE-2020-14579) It was discovered that OpenJDK 8 incorrectly handled image files. An attacker could possibly use this issue to obtain sensitive information.
(CVE-2020-14581) Markus Loewe discovered that OpenJDK 8 incorrectly handled concurrent access in java.nio.Buffer class. An attacker could use this issue to bypass sandbox restrictions. (CVE-2020-14583) It was discovered that OpenJDK 8 incorrectly handled transformation of images. An attacker could possibly use this issue to bypass sandbox restrictions and insert, edit or obtain sensitive information.
(CVE-2020-14593) Roman Shemyakin discovered that OpenJDK 8 incorrectly handled XML files. An attacker could possibly use this issue to insert, edit or obtain sensitive information. (CVE-2020-14621).

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/4453-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 139373

File Name: ubuntu_USN-4453-1.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/6/2020

Updated: 9/17/2020

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-14556

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.5

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-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, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:20.04

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/5/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/15/2020

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-14556, CVE-2020-14577, CVE-2020-14578, CVE-2020-14579, CVE-2020-14581, CVE-2020-14583, CVE-2020-14593, CVE-2020-14621

USN: 4453-1