IcedTea: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201711-14

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 < 3.6.0
Unaffected versions >= 3.6.0

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 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 IcedTea binary users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-java/icedtea-bin-3.6.0"
 

References

Release Date
November 19, 2017

Latest Revision
November 19, 2017: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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