Ubuntu 9.10 / 10.04 LTS / 10.10 : openjdk-6, openjdk-6b18 vulnerabilities (USN-1055-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 51848

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


It was discovered that IcedTea for Java did not properly verify signatures when handling multiply signed or partially signed JAR files, allowing an attacker to cause code to execute that appeared to come from a verified source. (CVE-2011-0025)

USN 1052-1 fixed a vulnerability in OpenJDK for Ubuntu 9.10 and Ubuntu 10.04 LTS on all architectures, and Ubuntu 10.10 for all architectures except for the armel (ARM) architecture. This update provides the corresponding update for Ubuntu 10.10 on the armel (ARM) architecture.

It 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 to execute code with privileges that should have been prevented. (CVE-2010-4351).

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Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 51848

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1055-1.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2011/02/02

Updated: 2019/09/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 5.9

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/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, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:9.10

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/02/01

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2011/01/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-4351, CVE-2011-0025

BID: 45894

USN: 1055-1