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[GLSA-200702-08] AMD64 x86 emulation Sun\'s J2SE Development Kit: Multiple vulnerabilities Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
AMD64 x86 emulation Sun's J2SE Development Kit: Multiple vulnerabilities

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200702-08
(AMD64 x86 emulation Sun's J2SE Development Kit: 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.
Additionally, a memory corruption error has been found in the handling
of GIF images with zero width field blocks.


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
Java applets, 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 AMD64 x86 emulation Sun's J2SE Development Kit users should upgrade
to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-emulation/emul-linux-x86-java-"

Threat Level: Medium

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