GLSA 201705-03: Oracle JDK/JRE: Multiple vulnerabilities

Severity:normal
Title:Oracle JDK/JRE: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date:05/07/2017
Bugs: #616050
ID:201705-03

Synopsis

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Oracle's JRE and JDK software suites, the worst of which may allow execution of arbitrary code.

Background

Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE) lets you develop and deploy Java applications on desktops and servers, as well as in today’s demanding embedded environments. Java offers the rich user interface, performance, versatility, portability, and security that today’s applications require.

Affected packages

Package Vulnerable Unaffected Architecture(s)
dev-java/oracle-jdk-bin < 1.8.0.131 >= 1.8.0.131 All supported architectures
dev-java/oracle-jre-bin < 1.8.0.131 >= 1.8.0.131 All supported architectures

Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in in Oracle’s JRE and JDK. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact

A remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process, gain access to information, or cause a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Oracle JRE users should upgrade to the latest version:

      # emerge --sync
      # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose
      ">=dev-java/oracle-jre-bin-1.8.0.131"
    

All Oracle JDK users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-java/oracle-jdk-bin-1.8.0.131"

References

Availability

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website: http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201705-03.xml

Concerns?

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License

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