IcedTea: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201701-43

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

Affected Packages

dev-java/icedtea-bin on all architectures
Affected versions < 7.2.6.8
Unaffected versions >= 7.2.6.8
>= 3.2.0

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. Many of the vulnerabilities can only be exploited through sandboxed Java Web Start applications and java applets. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact

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

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

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

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-java/icedtea-bin-7.2.6.8:7"
 

All IcedTea-bin 3.x users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-java/icedtea-bin-3.2.0:8"
 

References

Release Date
January 19, 2017

Latest Revision
January 19, 2017: 01

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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