Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 15.04 / 15.10 : openjdk-7 vulnerability (USN-2818-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 87107


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


It was discovered that rebinding of the receiver of a DirectMethodHandle may allow a protected method to be accessed. Am attacker could use this to expose sensitive information or possibly execute arbitrary code.

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: Medium

ID: 87107

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2818-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/11/30

Modified: 2016/05/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.8

Temporal Score: 4.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:icedtea-7-jre-jamvm, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:openjdk-7-jre, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:openjdk-7-jre-headless, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:openjdk-7-jre-lib, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:openjdk-7-jre-zero, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:15.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:15.10

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: 2015/11/25

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-4871

OSVDB: 129130

USN: 2818-1