Openjdk-6 security update for Debian
Posted on: 12/06/2011 11:33 AM

An Openjdk-6 security update has been released for Debian GNU/Linux

- -------------------------------------------------------------------------
Debian Security Advisory DSA-2358-1
December 05, 2011
- -------------------------------------------------------------------------

Package : openjdk-6
Vulnerability : several
Problem type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID : CVE-2011-0862 CVE-2011-0864 CVE-2011-0865 CVE-2011-0867 CVE-2011-0868 CVE-2011-0869 CVE-2011-0871 CVE-2011-3389 CVE-2011-3521 CVE-2011-3544 CVE-2011-3547 CVE-2011-3548 CVE-2011-3551 CVE-2011-3552 CVE-2011-3553 CVE-2011-3554 CVE-2011-3556 CVE-2011-3557 CVE-2011-3560

Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in OpenJDK, an
implementation of the Java platform. This combines the two previous
openjdk-6 advisories, DSA-2311-1 and DSA-2356-1.

Integer overflow errors in the JPEG and font parser allow
untrusted code (including applets) to elevate its privileges.

Hotspot, the just-in-time compiler in OpenJDK, mishandled
certain byte code instructions, allowing untrusted code
(including applets) to crash the virtual machine.

A race condition in signed object deserialization could
allow untrusted code to modify signed content, apparently
leaving its signature intact.

Untrusted code (including applets) could access information
about network interfaces which was not intended to be public.
(Note that the interface MAC address is still available to
untrusted code.)

A float-to-long conversion could overflow, , allowing
untrusted code (including applets) to crash the virtual

Untrusted code (including applets) could intercept HTTP
requests by reconfiguring proxy settings through a SOAP

Untrusted code (including applets) could elevate its
privileges through the Swing MediaTracker code.

The TLS implementation does not guard properly against certain
chosen-plaintext attacks when block ciphers are used in CBC

The CORBA implementation contains a deserialization
vulnerability in the IIOP implementation, allowing untrusted
Java code (such as applets) to elevate its privileges.

The Java scripting engine lacks necessary security manager
checks, allowing untrusted Java code (such as applets) to
elevate its privileges.

The skip() method in uses a shared buffer,
allowing untrusted Java code (such as applets) to access data
that is skipped by other code.

The java.awt.AWTKeyStroke class contains a flaw which allows
untrusted Java code (such as applets) to elevate its

The Java2D C code contains an integer overflow which results
in a heap-based buffer overflow, potentially allowing
untrusted Java code (such as applets) to elevate its

Malicous Java code can use up an excessive amount of UDP
ports, leading to a denial of service.

JAX-WS enables stack traces for certain server responses by
default, potentially leaking sensitive information.

JAR files in pack200 format are not properly checked for
errors, potentially leading to arbitrary code execution when
unpacking crafted pack200 files.

The RMI Registry server lacks access restrictions on certain
methods, allowing a remote client to execute arbitary code.

The RMI Registry server fails to properly restrict privileges
of untrusted Java code, allowing RMI clients to elevate their
privileges on the RMI Registry server.

The class does not perform
proper security manager checks in the setSSLSocketFactory()
method, allowing untrusted Java code to bypass security policy

For the oldstable distribution (lenny), these problems have been fixed
in version 6b18-1.8.10-0~lenny1.

We recommend that you upgrade your openjdk-6 packages.

Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at:

Printed from Linux Compatible (