Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 11.04 / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS : openjdk-6 vulnerabilities (USN-1553-1)
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 61773
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionIt 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).
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.