Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 15.10 : openjdk-7 vulnerability (USN-2942-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 90245


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


A vulnerability was discovered in the JRE related to information disclosure, data integrity, and availability. An attacker could exploit these to cause a denial of service, expose sensitive data over the network, 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: High

ID: 90245

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2942-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.7 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/03/28

Modified: 2016/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.7

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

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


Base Score: 8.1

Temporal Score: 7.4

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:F/RL:O/RC:X

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:icedtea-7-jre-jamvm, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:openjdk-7-jdk, 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:15.10

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: 2016/03/24

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-0636

OSVDB: 98536

USN: 2942-1