Slackware 10.0 / 10.1 / 8.1 / 9.0 / 9.1 / current : java (jre, j2sdk) (SSA:2005-170-01)

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Synopsis :

The remote Slackware host is missing a security update.

Description :

Sun has released a couple of security advisories pertaining to both
the Java Runtime Environment and the Standard Edition Development Kit.
These could allow applets to read or write to local files. For more
details, Sun's advisories may be found here:
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-101748-1
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-101749-1
Slackware repackage's Sun's Java(TM) binaries without changing them,
so the packages from Slackware -current should be used for all glibc
based Slackware versions.

See also :

http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-101748-1
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-101749-1
http://www.nessus.org/u?0797b66e

Solution :

Update the affected j2sdk and / or jre packages.

Risk factor :

High

Family: Slackware Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 18802 ()

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