Ubuntu 9.10 / 10.04 LTS / 10.10 : openjdk-6, openjdk-6b18 vulnerability (USN-1052-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 51771
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionIt was discovered that the JNLP SecurityManager in IcedTea for Java OpenJDK in some instances failed to properly apply the intended scurity policy in its checkPermission method. This could allow an attacker execute code with privileges that should have been prevented.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.