GLSA 201401-30: Oracle JRE/JDK: Multiple vulnerabilities

Title:Oracle JRE/JDK: Multiple vulnerabilities
Bugs: #404071, #421073, #433094, #438706, #451206, #455174, #458444, #460360, #466212, #473830, #473980, #488210, #498148


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).

Affected packages

Package Vulnerable Unaffected Architecture(s)
dev-java/sun-jdk <= All supported architectures
dev-java/oracle-jdk-bin < >= All supported architectures
dev-java/sun-jre-bin <= All supported architectures
dev-java/oracle-jre-bin < >= All supported architectures
app-emulation/emul-linux-x86-java < >= All supported architectures


Multiple vulnerabilities have been reported in the Oracle Java implementation. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.


An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities to execute arbitrary code. Furthermore, a local or remote attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities to cause unspecified impact, possibly including remote execution of arbitrary code.


There is no known workaround at this time.


All Oracle JDK 1.7 users should upgrade to the latest version:

      # emerge --sync
      # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose

All Oracle JRE 1.7 users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-java/oracle-jre-bin-"

All users of the precompiled 32-bit Oracle JRE should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-emulation/emul-linux-x86-java-"

All Sun Microsystems JDK/JRE 1.6 users are suggested to upgrade to one of the newer Oracle packages like dev-java/oracle-jdk-bin or dev-java/oracle-jre-bin or choose another alternative we provide; eg. the IBM JDK/JRE or the open source IcedTea.

NOTE: As Oracle has revoked the DLJ license for its Java implementation, the packages can no longer be updated automatically.



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