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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201611-04

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201611-04
Posted Nov 4, 2016
Authored by Gentoo | Site security.gentoo.org

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201611-4 - Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Oracle's JRE and JDK software suites allowing remote attackers to remotely execute arbitrary code, obtain information, and cause Denial of Service. Versions less than 1.8.0.111 are affected.

tags | advisory, remote, denial of service, arbitrary, vulnerability
systems | linux, gentoo
advisories | CVE-2016-5542, CVE-2016-5554, CVE-2016-5556, CVE-2016-5568, CVE-2016-5573, CVE-2016-5582, CVE-2016-5597
SHA-256 | 02cc3c1f0dff6bbbea1d2daff6bbb65c7ec0e950ea37ca62bb3470a40d8eeffd

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201611-04

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Severity: Normal
Title: Oracle JRE/JDK: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: November 04, 2016
Bugs: #597516
ID: 201611-04

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Synopsis
========

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Oracle's JRE and JDK
software suites allowing remote attackers to remotely execute arbitrary
code, obtain information, and cause Denial of Service.

Background
==========

Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE) lets you develop and deploy
Java applications on desktops and servers, as well as in today=E2=80=99s
demanding embedded environments. Java offers the rich user interface,
performance, versatility, portability, and security that today=E2=80=99s
applications require.

Affected packages
=================

-------------------------------------------------------------------
Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
-------------------------------------------------------------------
1 dev-java/oracle-jre-bin < 1.8.0.111 >= 1.8.0.111
2 dev-java/oracle-jdk-bin < 1.8.0.111 >= 1.8.0.111
-------------------------------------------------------------------
2 affected packages

Description
===========

Multiple vulnerabilities exist in both Oracle=E2=80=99s JRE and JDK. Plea=
se
review the referenced CVE=E2=80=99s for additional information.

Impact
======

Remote attackers could gain access to information, remotely execute
arbitrary code, or cause Denial of Service.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

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

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot -v ">=dev-java/oracle-jre-bin-1.8.0.111"

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

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot -v ">=dev-java/oracle-jdk-bin-1.8.0.111"

References
==========

[ 1 ] CVE-2016-5542
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2016-5542
[ 2 ] CVE-2016-5554
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2016-5554
[ 3 ] CVE-2016-5556
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2016-5556
[ 4 ] CVE-2016-5568
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2016-5568
[ 5 ] CVE-2016-5573
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2016-5573
[ 6 ] CVE-2016-5582
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2016-5582
[ 7 ] CVE-2016-5597
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2016-5597

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201611-04

Concerns?
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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
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
=======

Copyright 2016 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5


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