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

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 < 1.8.0.131
Unaffected versions >= 1.8.0.131
dev-java/oracle-jdk-bin on all architectures
Affected versions < 1.8.0.131
Unaffected versions >= 1.8.0.131

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-1.8.0.131"
 

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

Release Date
May 07, 2017

Latest Revision
May 07, 2017: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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