Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in the Oracle JRE/JDK, allowing attackers to cause unspecified impact.
The Oracle Java Development Kit (JDK) (formerly known as Sun JDK) and the Oracle Java Runtime Environment (JRE) (formerly known as Sun JRE) provide the Oracle Java platform (formerly known as Sun Java Platform).
All users of the precompiled 32-bit Oracle JRE 1.6 should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge -a -1 -v ">=app-emulation/emul-linux-x86-java-126.96.36.199"
NOTE: As Oracle has revoked the DLJ license for its Java implementation, the packages can no longer be updated automatically. This limitation is not present on a non-fetch restricted implementation such as dev-java/icedtea-bin.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at https://bugs.gentoo.org.
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