Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 11.04 / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS : openjdk-6 vulnerabilities (USN-1553-1)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 61773


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


It was discovered that the Beans component in OpenJDK 6 did not properly prevent access to restricted classes. A remote attacker could use this to create an untrusted Java applet or application that would bypass Java sandbox restrictions. (CVE-2012-1682)

It was discovered that functionality in the AWT component in OpenJDK 6 made it easier for a remote attacker, in conjunction with other vulnerabilities, to bypass Java sandbox restrictions. (CVE-2012-0547).

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: Critical

ID: 61773

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1553-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/09/04

Modified: 2017/08/16

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:H/RL:OF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:icedtea-6-jre-cacao, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:icedtea-6-jre-jamvm, 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, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:11.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:11.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts

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: 2012/09/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-0547, CVE-2012-1682

BID: 55336, 55339

OSVDB: 84980, 84981

USN: 1553-1