Slackware 10.0 / 10.1 / 10.2 / 11.0 / 12.0 / 8.1 / 9.0 / 9.1 : java (jre, jdk) (SSA:2007-243-01)

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Synopsis :

The remote Slackware host is missing a security update.

Description :

Sun has released security advisories pertaining to both the Java
Runtime Environment and the Standard Edition Development Kit. One such
advisory may be found here:
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-102995-1
Updated versions of both the jre and jdk packages are provided which
address all known flaws in Java(TM) at this time. There may be more
advisories on http://sunsolve.sun.com describing other flaws that are
patched with this update. Happy hunting! Slackware repackages Sun's
Java(TM) binaries without changing them, so the packages from
Slackware 12.0 should work on all glibc based Slackware versions.

See also :

http://sunsolve.sun.com
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-102995-1
http://www.nessus.org/u?31748020

Solution :

Update the affected jdk and / or jre packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Slackware Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 25957 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-3922