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Sun JDK/JRE: Multiple vulnerabilities

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1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200701-15 / java
Release Date January 22, 2007
Latest Revision July 16, 2008: 04
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
dev-java/sun-jdk < 1.5.0.09 >= 1.5.0.09, revision >= 1.4.2.18, revision >= 1.4.2.17, revision >= 1.4.2.15, revision >= 1.4.2.14, revision >= 1.4.2.13 All supported architectures
dev-java/sun-jre-bin < 1.5.0.09 >= 1.5.0.09, revision >= 1.4.2.18, revision >= 1.4.2.17, revision >= 1.4.2.15, revision >= 1.4.2.14, revision >= 1.4.2.13 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #158659

Synopsis

Multiple unspecified vulnerabilities have been identified in Sun Java Development Kit (JDK) and Java Runtime Environment (JRE).

2.  Impact Information

Background

The Sun Java Development Kit (JDK) and the Sun Java Runtime Environment (JRE) provide the Sun Java platform.

Description

Chris Evans has discovered multiple buffer overflows in Sun JDK and Sun JRE possibly related to various AWT or font layout functions. Tom Hawtin has discovered an unspecified vulnerability in Sun JDK and Sun JRE relating to unintended applet data access. He has also discovered multiple other unspecified vulnerabilities in Sun JDK and Sun JRE allowing unintended Java applet or application resource acquisition.

Impact

An attacker could entice a user to run a specially crafted Java applet or application that could read, write, or execute local files with the privileges of the user running the JVM; access data maintained in other Java applets; or escalate the privileges of the currently running Java applet or application allowing for unauthorized access to system resources.

3.  Resolution Information

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Sun Java Development Kit users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "dev-java/sun-jdk"

All Sun Java Runtime Environment users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.2: Resolution

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "dev-java/sun-jre-bin"

4.  References



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