Ubuntu 9.10 / 10.04 LTS : openjdk-6b18 vulnerabilities (USN-1079-2)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 65099


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


USN-1079-1 fixed vulnerabilities in OpenJDK 6 for non-armel (ARM) architectures. This update provides the corresponding updates for OpenJDK 6 for use with the armel (ARM) architectures.

In order to build the armel (ARM) OpenJDK 6 update for Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, it was necessary to rebuild binutils and gcj-4.4 from Ubuntu 10.04 LTS updates.

It was discovered that untrusted Java applets could create domain name resolution cache entries, allowing an attacker to manipulate name resolution within the JVM. (CVE-2010-4448)

It was discovered that the Java launcher did not did not properly setup the LD_LIBRARY_PATH environment variable. A local attacker could exploit this to execute arbitrary code as the user invoking the program. (CVE-2010-4450)

It was discovered that within the Swing library, forged timer events could allow bypass of SecurityManager checks.
This could allow an attacker to access restricted resources.

It was discovered that certain bytecode combinations confused memory management within the HotSpot JVM. This could allow an attacker to cause a denial of service through an application crash or possibly inject code.

It was discovered that the way JAXP components were handled allowed them to be manipulated by untrusted applets. An attacker could use this to bypass XML processing restrictions and elevate privileges. (CVE-2010-4470)

It was discovered that the Java2D subcomponent, when processing broken CFF fonts could leak system properties.

It was discovered that a flaw in the XML Digital Signature component could allow an attacker to cause untrusted code to replace the XML Digital Signature Transform or C14N algorithm implementations. (CVE-2010-4472)

Konstantin Preisser and others discovered that specific double literals were improperly handled, allowing a remote attacker to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2010-4476)

It was discovered that the JNLPClassLoader class when handling multiple signatures allowed remote attackers to gain privileges due to the assignment of an inappropriate security descriptor. (CVE-2011-0706).

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 icedtea6-plugin, openjdk-6-jre and / or openjdk-6-jre-headless packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 65099

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1079-2.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/03/09

Modified: 2016/05/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:icedtea6-plugin, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:openjdk-6-jre, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:openjdk-6-jre-headless, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:9.10

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: 2011/03/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-4448, CVE-2010-4450, CVE-2010-4465, CVE-2010-4469, CVE-2010-4470, CVE-2010-4471, CVE-2010-4472, CVE-2010-4476, CVE-2011-0706

BID: 46091, 46387, 46397, 46398, 46399, 46400, 46404, 46406, 46439

USN: 1079-2