Oracle JRE/JDK: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201701-65

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

Affected Packages

dev-java/oracle-jre-bin on all architectures
Affected versions < 1.8.0.121
Unaffected versions >= 1.8.0.121
dev-java/oracle-jdk-bin on all architectures
Affected versions < 1.8.0.121
Unaffected versions >= 1.8.0.121

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 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-1.8.0.121"
 

All Oracle JDK users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose
 ">=dev-java/oracle-jdk-bin-1.8.0.121"
 

References

Release Date
January 25, 2017

Latest Revision
January 25, 2017: 1

Severity
high

Exploitable
remote

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