Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 8.10 / 9.04 / 9.10 : openjdk-6 vulnerabilities (USN-923-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 45474


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


Marsh Ray and Steve Dispensa discovered a flaw in the TLS and SSLv3 protocols. If an attacker could perform a man in the middle attack at the start of a TLS connection, the attacker could inject arbitrary content at the beginning of the user's session. (CVE-2009-3555)

It was discovered that Loader-constraint table, Policy/PolicyFile, Inflater/Deflater, drag/drop access, and deserialization did not correctly handle certain sensitive objects. If a user were tricked into running a specially crafted applet, private information could be leaked to a remote attacker, leading to a loss of privacy.
(CVE-2010-0082, CVE-2010-0084, CVE-2010-0085, CVE-2010-0088, CVE-2010-0091, CVE-2010-0094)

It was discovered that AtomicReferenceArray, System.arraycopy, InetAddress, and HashAttributeSet did not correctly handle certain situations. If a remote attacker could trigger specific error conditions, a Java application could crash, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2010-0092, CVE-2010-0093, CVE-2010-0095, CVE-2010-0845)

It was discovered that Pack200, CMM readMabCurveData, ImagingLib, and the AWT library did not correctly check buffer lengths. If a user or automated system were tricked into handling specially crafted JAR files or images, a remote attacker could crash the Java application or possibly gain user privileges (CVE-2010-0837, CVE-2010-0838, CVE-2010-0847, CVE-2010-0848).

It was discovered that applets did not correctly handle certain trust chains. If a user were tricked into running a specially crafted applet, a remote attacker could possibly run untrusted code with user privileges. (CVE-2010-0840).

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.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 45474

File Name: ubuntu_USN-923-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.20 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2010/04/09

Modified: 2016/05/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:icedtea-6-jre-cacao, 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-jre-zero, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:openjdk-6-source, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:openjdk-6-source-files, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:9.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:9.10

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: 2010/04/06

Exploitable With


Core Impact

Metasploit (Java Statement.invoke() Trusted Method Chain Privilege Escalation)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-3555, CVE-2010-0082, CVE-2010-0084, CVE-2010-0085, CVE-2010-0088, CVE-2010-0091, CVE-2010-0092, CVE-2010-0093, CVE-2010-0094, CVE-2010-0095, CVE-2010-0837, CVE-2010-0838, CVE-2010-0840, CVE-2010-0845, CVE-2010-0847, CVE-2010-0848

BID: 36935, 39065, 39069, 39071, 39072, 39075, 39078, 39081, 39085, 39086, 39088, 39089, 39090, 39093, 39094, 39096

OSVDB: 63481, 63482, 63483, 63485, 63486, 63487, 63488, 63489, 63498, 63499, 63500, 63503, 63504, 63505

USN: 923-1

CWE: 310