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Oracle JRE/JDK: Multiple vulnerabilities


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 201401-30 / sun-jre-bin sun-jdk oracle-jdk-bin oracle-jre-bin emul-linux-x86-java
Release Date January 27, 2014
Latest Revision January 27, 2014: 1
Impact high
Exploitable local, remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
dev-java/sun-jdk <= All supported architectures
dev-java/oracle-jdk-bin < >=* All supported architectures
dev-java/sun-jre-bin <= All supported architectures
dev-java/oracle-jre-bin < >=* All supported architectures
app-emulation/emul-linux-x86-java < >=* All supported architectures

Warning: *: Needs to be manually updated

Related bugreports: #404071, #421073, #433094, #438706, #451206, #455174, #458444, #460360, #466212, #473830, #473980, #488210, #498148


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 for details.


An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities to execute arbitrary code. Furthermore, a local or 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 1.7 users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

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

All Oracle JRE 1.7 users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.2: Resolution

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

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

Code Listing 3.3: Resolution

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

All Sun Microsystems JDK/JRE 1.6 users are suggested to upgrade to one of the newer Oracle packages like dev-java/oracle-jdk-bin or dev-java/oracle-jre-bin or choose another alternative we provide; eg. the IBM JDK/JRE or the open source IcedTea.

NOTE: As Oracle has revoked the DLJ license for its Java implementation, the packages can no longer be updated automatically.

4.  References


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