GLSA 200701-15 Sun JDK/JRE: Multiple vulnerabilities
Posted on: 01/23/2007 12:35 AM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - Sun JDK/JRE: Multiple vulnerabilities. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200701-15
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: Sun JDK/JRE: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: January 22, 2007
Bugs: #158659
ID: 200701-15

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Synopsis
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Multiple unspecified vulnerabilities have been identified in Sun Java
Development Kit (JDK) and Java Runtime Environment (JRE).

Background
==========

The Sun Java Development Kit (JDK) and the Sun Java Runtime Environment
(JRE) provide the Sun Java platform.

Affected packages
=================

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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 dev-java/sun-jdk lt; 1.4.2.13 gt;= 1.4.2.13
gt;= 1.5.0.09
dev-java/sun-jdk lt; 1.5.0.09 gt;= 1.4.2.13
gt;= 1.5.0.09
2 dev-java/sun-jre-bin lt; 1.4.2.13 gt;= 1.4.2.13
gt;= 1.5.0.09
dev-java/sun-jre-bin lt; 1.5.0.09 gt;= 1.4.2.13
gt;= 1.5.0.09
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2 affected packages on all of their supported architectures.
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Description
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Chris Evans has discovered multiple buffer overflows in Sun JDK and Sun
JRE possibly related to various AWT or font layout functions. Tom
Hawtin has discovered an unspecified vulnerability in Sun JDK and Sun
JRE relating to unintended applet data access. He has also discovered
multiple other unspecified vulnerabilities in Sun JDK and Sun JRE
allowing unintended Java applet or application resource acquisition.

Impact
======

An attacker could entice a user to run a specially crafted Java applet
or application that could read, write, or execute local files with the
privileges of the user running the JVM; access data maintained in other
Java applets; or escalate the privileges of the currently running Java
applet or application allowing for unauthorized access to system
resources.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All Sun Java Development Kit users should upgrade to the latest
version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "dev-java/sun-jdk"

All Sun Java Runtime Environment users should upgrade to the latest
version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "dev-java/sun-jre-bin"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2006-6731
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-6731
[ 2 ] CVE-2006-6736
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-6736
[ 3 ] CVE-2006-6737
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-6737
[ 4 ] CVE-2006-6745
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-6745

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200701-15.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2007 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5



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