IcedTea: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201603-14

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in IcedTea allowing remote attackers to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability through various vectors.

Affected Packages

dev-java/icedtea on all architectures
Affected versions < 7.2.6.4
Unaffected versions >= 7.2.6.4
revision >= 6.1.13.9
< 6
dev-java/icedtea-bin on all architectures
Affected versions < 7.2.6.4
Unaffected versions >= 7.2.6.4
revision >= 6.1.13.9
< 6

Background

IcedTea’s aim is to provide OpenJDK in a form suitable for easy configuration, compilation and distribution with the primary goal of allowing inclusion in GNU/Linux distributions.

Description

Various OpenJDK attack vectors in IcedTea, such as 2D, Corba, Hotspot, Libraries, and JAXP, exist which allows remote attackers to affect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of vulnerable systems. This includes the possibility of remote execution of arbitrary code, information disclosure, or Denial of Service. Many of the vulnerabilities can only be exploited through sandboxed Java Web Start applications and java applets. Please reference the CVEs listed for specific details.

Impact

Remote attackers may remotely execute arbitrary code, compromise information, or cause Denial of Service.

Workaround

There is no known work around at this time.

Resolution

IcedTea 7.x users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-java/icedtea-7.2.6.4"
 

IcedTea bin 7.x users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-java/icedtea-bin-7.2.6.4"
 

IcedTea 6.x users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-java/icedtea-6.1.13.9"
 

IcedTea bin 6.x users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-java/icedtea-bin-6.1.13.9"
 

References

Release Date
March 12, 2016

Latest Revision
April 19, 2016: 2

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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