Ubuntu 8.10 : OpenJDK vulnerabilities (USN-713-1)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 37381

Synopsis

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

Description

It was discovered that Java did not correctly handle untrusted applets. If a user were tricked into running a malicious applet, a remote attacker could gain user privileges, or list directory contents. (CVE-2008-5347, CVE-2008-5350)

It was discovered that Kerberos authentication and RSA public key processing were not correctly handled in Java. A remote attacker could exploit these flaws to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2008-5348, CVE-2008-5349)

It was discovered that Java accepted UTF-8 encodings that might be handled incorrectly by certain applications. A remote attacker could bypass string filters, possible leading to other exploits.
(CVE-2008-5351)

Overflows were discovered in Java JAR processing. If a user or automated system were tricked into processing a malicious JAR file, a remote attacker could crash the application, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2008-5352, CVE-2008-5354)

It was discovered that Java calendar objects were not unserialized safely. If a user or automated system were tricked into processing a specially crafted calendar object, a remote attacker could execute arbitrary code with user privileges. (CVE-2008-5353)

It was discovered that the Java image handling code could lead to memory corruption. If a user or automated system were tricked into processing a specially crafted image, a remote attacker could crash the application, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2008-5358, CVE-2008-5359)

It was discovered that temporary files created by Java had predictable names. If a user or automated system were tricked into processing a specially crafted JAR file, a remote attacker could overwrite sensitive information. (CVE-2008-5360).

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/713-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 37381

File Name: ubuntu_USN-713-1.nasl

Version: 1.19

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/04/23

Updated: 2019/08/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:icedtea6-plugin, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:openjdk-6-dbg, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:openjdk-6-demo, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:openjdk-6-doc, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:openjdk-6-jdk, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:openjdk-6-jre, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:openjdk-6-jre-headless, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:openjdk-6-jre-lib, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:openjdk-6-source, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:openjdk-6-source-files, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.10

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/01/27

Exploitable With

CANVAS (CANVAS)

Core Impact

Metasploit (Sun Java Calendar Deserialization Privilege Escalation)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-5347, CVE-2008-5348, CVE-2008-5349, CVE-2008-5350, CVE-2008-5351, CVE-2008-5352, CVE-2008-5353, CVE-2008-5354, CVE-2008-5358, CVE-2008-5359, CVE-2008-5360

BID: 32608

USN: 713-1

CWE: 119, 189, 200, 264