IcedTea: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201707-01

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in IcedTea, the worst of which may allow execution of arbitrary code.

Affected Packages

dev-java/icedtea-bin on all architectures
Affected versions < 7.2.6.10
< 3.4.0
Unaffected versions >= 7.2.6.10
>= 3.4.0

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

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in IcedTea. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Note: If the web browser plug-in provided by the dev-java/icedtea-web package was installed, the issues exposed via Java applets could have been exploited without user interaction if a user visited a malicious website.

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

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-java/icedtea-bin-7.2.6.10:7"
 

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

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-java/icedtea-bin-3.4.0:8"
 

References

Release Date
July 05, 2017

Latest Revision
July 05, 2017: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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