[USN-1693-1] OpenJDK 7 vulnerabilities
jamie at canonical.com
Wed Jan 16 18:30:25 UTC 2013
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1693-1
January 16, 2013
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 12.10
OpenJDK 7 could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it
opened a specially crafted Java applet.
- openjdk-7: Open Source Java implementation
It was discovered that OpenJDK 7's security mechanism could be bypassed via
Java applets. If a user were tricked into opening a malicious website, a
remote attacker could exploit this to perform arbitrary code execution as
the user invoking the program.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
After a standard system update you need to restart your browser to make all
the necessary changes.
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