DSA 2161-1: OpenJDK security update
Posted on: 02/14/2011 09:26 AM

An OpenJDK security update is available for Debian GNU/Linux

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2161-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Florian Weimer
February 13, 2011 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : openjdk-6
Vulnerability : denial of service
Problem type : local (remote)
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID : CVE-2010-4476
Debian Bug : 612660

It was discovered that the floating point parser in OpenJDK, an
implementation of the Java platform, can enter an infinite loop when
processing certain input strings. Such input strings represent valid
numbers and can be contained in data supplied by an attacker over the
network, leading to a denial-of-service attack.

For the oldstable distribution (lenny), this problem will be fixed in
version 6b18-1.8.3-2~lenny1. For technical reasons, this update will
be released separately.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
version 6b18-1.8.3-2+squeeze1.

For the testing distribution (wheezy) and the unstable distribution
(sid), this problem will be fixed soon.

We recommend that you upgrade your openjdk-6 packages.

Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: http://www.debian.org/security/

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