Ubuntu 9.04 / 9.10 / 10.04 LTS : openjdk-6 vulnerabilities (USN-971-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 48349


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


It was discovered that the IcedTea plugin did not correctly check certain accesses. If a user or automated system were tricked into running a specially crafted Java applet, a remote attacker could read arbitrary files with user privileges, leading to a loss of privacy.
(CVE-2010-2548, CVE-2010-2783).

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: 48349

File Name: ubuntu_USN-971-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2010/08/17

Modified: 2016/05/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

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, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts, 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

Patch Publication Date: 2010/08/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-2548, CVE-2010-2783

OSVDB: 75193, 75194

USN: 971-1