Oracle JRE/JDK: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201603-11

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Oracle's JRE and JDK software suites allowing remote attackers to remotely execute arbitrary code, obtain information, and cause Denial of Service.

Affected Packages

dev-java/oracle-jre-bin on all architectures
Affected versions < 1.8.0.72
Unaffected versions >= 1.8.0.72
dev-java/oracle-jdk-bin on all architectures
Affected versions < 1.8.0.72
Unaffected versions >= 1.8.0.72

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.

Description

Multiple vulnerabilities exist in both Oracle’s JRE and JDK. Please review the referenced CVE’s for additional information.

Impact

Remote attackers could gain access to information, remotely execute arbitrary code, and cause Denial of Service.

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-1.8.0.72"
 

All Oracle JDK Users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose
 ">=dev-java/oracle-jdk-bin-1.8.0.72"
 

References

Release Date
March 12, 2016

Latest Revision
March 12, 2016: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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