A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
Java applications could be made to use excessive memory.
- openjdk-8: Open Source Java implementation
It was discovered that the PatternSyntaxException class in OpenJDK
did not properly validate arguments passed to it. An attacker could
use this to possibly construct a class that caused a denial of service
(excessive memory consumption).
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following