Oracle JDK/JRE, IcedTea: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201709-22

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

Affected Packages

dev-java/oracle-jdk-bin on all architectures
Affected versions < 1.8.0.141
Unaffected versions >= 1.8.0.141
dev-java/oracle-jre-bin on all architectures
Affected versions < 1.8.0.141
Unaffected versions >= 1.8.0.141
dev-java/icedtea-bin on all architectures
Affected versions < 7.2.6.11
< 3.5.0
Unaffected versions >= 7.2.6.11
>= 3.5.0

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.

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 Oracle’s JRE, JDK and IcedTea. Please review the referenced CVE identifiers for details.

Impact

A remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process, cause a Denial of Service condition, or gain access to information.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Oracle JDK binary users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose
 ">=dev-java/oracle-jdk-bin-1.8.0.141"
 

All Oracle JRE binary users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose
 ">=dev-java/oracle-jre-bin-1.8.0.141"
 

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

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-java/icedtea-bin-7.2.6.11"
 

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

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-java/icedtea-bin-3.5.0"
 

References

Release Date
September 24, 2017

Latest Revision
September 25, 2017: 2

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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