GLSA-200702-08 : AMD64 x86 emulation Sun's J2SE Development Kit: Multiple vulnerabilities

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

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.

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

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

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-'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.3
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 24369 (gentoo_GLSA-200702-08.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 21673

CVE ID: CVE-2006-6731

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