USN-713-1: openjdk-6 vulnerabilities
Posted on: 01/29/2009 01:45 AM

A new openjdk-6 vulnerabilities update is available for Ubuntu Linux. Here the announcement:

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-713-1 January 27, 2009
openjdk-6 vulnerabilities
CVE-2008-5347, CVE-2008-5348, CVE-2008-5349, CVE-2008-5350,
CVE-2008-5351, CVE-2008-5352, CVE-2008-5353, CVE-2008-5354,
CVE-2008-5358, CVE-2008-5359, CVE-2008-5360

A security issue affects the following Ubuntu releases:

Ubuntu 8.10

This advisory also applies to the corresponding versions of
Kubuntu, Edubuntu, and Xubuntu.

The problem can be corrected by upgrading your system to the
following package versions:

Ubuntu 8.10:
icedtea6-plugin 6b12-0ubuntu6.1
openjdk-6-jdk 6b12-0ubuntu6.1
openjdk-6-jre 6b12-0ubuntu6.1
openjdk-6-jre-headless 6b12-0ubuntu6.1
openjdk-6-jre-lib 6b12-0ubuntu6.1

After a standard system upgrade you need to restart any Java applications
to effect the necessary changes.

Details follow:

It was discovered that Java did not correctly handle untrusted applets.
If a user were tricked into running a malicious applet, a remote attacker
could gain user privileges, or list directory contents. (CVE-2008-5347,

It was discovered that Kerberos authentication and RSA public key
processing were not correctly handled in Java. A remote attacker
could exploit these flaws to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2008-5348,

It was discovered that Java accepted UTF-8 encodings that might be
handled incorrectly by certain applications. A remote attacker could
bypass string filters, possible leading to other exploits. (CVE-2008-5351)

Overflows were discovered in Java JAR processing. If a user or
automated system were tricked into processing a malicious JAR file,
a remote attacker could crash the application, leading to a denial of
service. (CVE-2008-5352, CVE-2008-5354)

It was discovered that Java calendar objects were not unserialized safely.
If a user or automated system were tricked into processing a specially
crafted calendar object, a remote attacker could execute arbitrary code
with user privileges. (CVE-2008-5353)

It was discovered that the Java image handling code could lead to memory
corruption. If a user or automated system were tricked into processing
a specially crafted image, a remote attacker could crash the application,
leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2008-5358, CVE-2008-5359)

It was discovered that temporary files created by Java had predictable
names. If a user or automated system were tricked into processing a
specially crafted JAR file, a remote attacker could overwrite sensitive
information. (CVE-2008-5360)

Updated packages for Ubuntu 8.10:

Source archives:
Size/MD5: 222090 25681e25a40ae36385d2429e8b905009
Size/MD5: 2355 281bc682638116538e829499572e3cde
Size/MD5: 54363262 f3aa01206f2192464b998fb7cc550686

Architecture independent packages:
Size/MD5: 8468244 7746db24f22ff25e7655bd9ad73b7077
Size/MD5: 4708568 3e9ffbcebcadc431e5c1a21b80e9a9b7
Size/MD5: 25619670 4eb18b9cdd11778e80ce6b1ac63c2040
Size/MD5: 49156890 044fa2fafc22c35568c01e46f85dbf0a

amd64 architecture (Athlon64, Opteron, EM64T Xeon):
Size/MD5: 81028 8f3c35e45a001a5bb5e7d7231656e206
Size/MD5: 47370572 db9493bf071aa08183a7aeef6efc71ea
Size/MD5: 2366078 639ac32c62c5b951a77a0a58fcf8ee70
Size/MD5: 9942620 ac6600eb8cddc9afd55d37a646ba3a89
Size/MD5: 24087518 d9b0e9f7a0f6df9392eed8c67fa77acd
Size/MD5: 241532 404e268000d8d15e903f67eb4383146e

i386 architecture (x86 compatible Intel/AMD):
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Size/MD5: 101844924 fcdcbeacbb5f2854f68efa196e6d0ab3
Size/MD5: 2348616 6313881219ebbee2ee650685bcb6105f
Size/MD5: 9949838 366df23097c855e2d329dec6bf9f9d24
Size/MD5: 25169062 1354f7327a8df3422a442f37b357f77a
Size/MD5: 230678 59ed425557f18fba815bcbf9b17c6d1d

lpia architecture (Low Power Intel Architecture):
Size/MD5: 72102 c3317b35cd38f7b4ab607bf49331e440
Size/MD5: 101930608 292954d99c81b528891824548c6b885e
Size/MD5: 2345410 fc2cd7ec4e96749e39307f756231fdc3
Size/MD5: 9945176 4a8fb4a2b021f7ce6729dca9b0eef67c
Size/MD5: 25192978 cccb11f6580b47ab30c981a0a8cea0f6
Size/MD5: 227450 abf58752fcf129175266e60b86857f8c

powerpc architecture (Apple Macintosh G3/G4/G5):
Size/MD5: 77056 790776ea3f41a2392e6c9666402428c0
Size/MD5: 35896200 55947cfd47a40e248a626adcb601b4da
Size/MD5: 2393068 c475228e916c602eea348b0382f51f21
Size/MD5: 8599254 97e338f60e55a488ef0ba06bc23cf414
Size/MD5: 22974726 e3bf13b8599a94a0b89f2757a90800f5
Size/MD5: 255456 54b666eaaf464931a56406d09cfff088

sparc architecture (Sun SPARC/UltraSPARC):
Size/MD5: 70100 b4addb80ceb8e01dd8819a1bc3b8c89a
Size/MD5: 103684964 9f7150e6e1675831b723cdbae5b5c963
Size/MD5: 2355110 38f63636383fcb60ba60552ca4e0c60c
Size/MD5: 9927636 7c32c7c800f01a2dc1ae878eceade91d
Size/MD5: 25175260 a09637fa2629b9ffa58d932078a44d67
Size/MD5: 232954 17e8a53c99ea3ac34c0018b2e60a2be8

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