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Oracle JRE/JDK: Multiple vulnerabilities


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 201111-02 / sun-jre-bin sun-jdk emul-linux-x86-java
Release Date November 05, 2011
Latest Revision November 05, 2011: 1
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
dev-java/sun-jre-bin < >=* All supported architectures
app-emulation/emul-linux-x86-java < >=* All supported architectures
dev-java/sun-jdk < >=* All supported architectures

Warning: *: Needs to be manually updated

Related bugreports: #340421, #354213, #370559, #387851


Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in the Oracle JRE/JDK, allowing attackers to cause unspecified impact.

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 JDK 1.6 users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

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

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

Code Listing 3.2: Resolution

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

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

Code Listing 3.3: Resolution

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose

NOTE: As Oracle has revoked the DLJ license for its Java implementation, the packages can no longer be updated automatically. This limitation is not present on a non-fetch restricted implementation such as dev-java/icedtea-bin.

4.  References


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