August 11, 2009

Ubuntu Security Notice 814-1: openjdk-6 vulnerabilities

Article Source Ubuntu Security Notices
August 10, 2009, 10:53 pm

It was discovered that the XML HMAC signature system did not correctly check certain lengths. If an attacker sent a truncated HMAC, it could bypass authentication, leading to potential privilege escalation. (CVE-2009-0217)

It was discovered that certain variables could leak information. If a user were tricked into running a malicious Java applet, a remote attacker could exploit this gain access to private information and potentially run untrusted code. (CVE-2009-2475, CVE-2009-2690)

A flaw was discovered the OpenType checking. If a user were tricked into running a malicious Java applet, a remote attacker could bypass access restrictions. (CVE-2009-2476)...

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