GLSA-200701-15 : Sun JDK/JRE: Multiple vulnerabilities

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

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.

Impact :

An attacker could entice a user to run a specially crafted Java applet
or application that could read, write, or execute local files with the
privileges of the user running the JVM
access data maintained in other
Java applets
or escalate the privileges of the currently running Java
applet or application allowing for unauthorized access to system
resources.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200701-15.xml

Solution :

All Sun Java Development Kit users should upgrade to the latest
version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose 'dev-java/sun-jdk'
All Sun Java Runtime Environment users should upgrade to the latest
version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose 'dev-java/sun-jre-bin'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 24251 (gentoo_GLSA-200701-15.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-6731
CVE-2006-6736
CVE-2006-6737
CVE-2006-6745