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Oracle JRE/JDK: Multiple vulnerabilities


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 201006-18 / sun-jre-bin sun-jdk emul-linux-x86-java
Release Date June 04, 2010
Latest Revision June 04, 2010: 01
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
dev-java/sun-jre-bin < >= All supported architectures
dev-java/sun-jdk < >= All supported architectures
app-emulation/emul-linux-x86-java < >= All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #306579, #314531


The Oracle JDK and JRE are vulnerable to multiple unspecified vulnerabilities.

2.  Impact Information


The Oracle Java Development Kit (JDK) (formerly known as Sun JDK) and the Oracle Java Runtime Environment (JRE) (formerly known as Sun JRE) provide the Oracle Java platform (formerly known as Sun Java Platform).


Multiple vulnerabilities have been reported in the Oracle Java implementation. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below and the associated Oracle Critical Patch Update Advisory for details.


A remote attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities to cause unspecified impact, possibly including remote execution of arbitrary code.

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All Oracle JRE 1.6.x users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

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

All Oracle JDK 1.6.x users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.2: Resolution

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

All users of the precompiled 32bit Oracle JRE 1.6.x should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.3: Resolution

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-emulation/emul-linux-x86-java-"

All Oracle JRE 1.5.x, Oracle JDK 1.5.x, and precompiled 32bit Oracle JRE 1.5.x users are strongly advised to unmerge Java 1.5:

Code Listing 3.4: Resolution

# emerge --unmerge =app-emulation/emul-linux-x86-java-1.5*
# emerge --unmerge =dev-java/sun-jre-bin-1.5*
# emerge --unmerge =dev-java/sun-jdk-1.5*

Gentoo is ceasing support for the 1.5 generation of the Oracle Java Platform in accordance with upstream. All 1.5 JRE versions are masked and will be removed shortly. All 1.5 JDK versions are marked as "build-only" and will be masked for removal shortly. Users are advised to change their default user and system Java implementation to an unaffected version. For example:

Code Listing 3.5: Resolution

# java-config --set-system-vm sun-jdk-1.6

For more information, please consult the Gentoo Linux Java documentation.

4.  References


Page updated June 04, 2010

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