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[GLSA-200701-15] Sun JDK/JRE: Multiple vulnerabilities Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Sun JDK/JRE: Multiple vulnerabilities
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200701-15
(Sun JDK/JRE: Multiple vulnerabilities)
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.
A possible hacker could entice a user to run a specially crafted Java applet
or application that could read, write, or execute local files with the
rights of the user running the JVM
access data maintained in other
or escalate the rights of the currently running Java
applet or application allowing for unauthorized access to system
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Sun Java Development Kit users should upgrade to the latest
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "dev-java/sun-jdk"
All Sun Java Runtime Environment users should upgrade to the latest
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "dev-java/sun-jre-bin"
Threat Level: Medium
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