Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS : openjdk-6 vulnerabilities (USN-1755-1)
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 65045
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionIt was discovered that OpenJDK did not properly validate certain types of images. A remote attacker could exploit this to cause OpenJDK to crash. (CVE-2013-0809)
It was discovered that OpenJDK did not properly check return values when performing color conversion for images. If a user were tricked into opening a crafted image with OpenJDK, such as with the Java plugin, a remote attacker could cause OpenJDK to crash or execute arbitrary code outside of the Java sandbox with the privileges of the user invoking the program. (CVE-2013-1493).
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.