Oracle JDK/JRE: Multiple vulnerabilities

2017-05-07T00:00:00
ID GLSA-201705-03
Type gentoo
Reporter Gentoo Foundation
Modified 2017-05-07T00:00:00

Description

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"