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VPR Score: 6
SynopsisThe remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.
DescriptionSeveral vulnerabilities have been discovered in OpenJDK, an implementation of the Java SE platform. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems :
- CVE-2011-0862 Integer overflow errors in the JPEG and font parser allow untrusted code (including applets) to elevate its privileges.
- CVE-2011-0864 Hotspot, the just-in-time compiler in OpenJDK, mishandled certain byte code instructions, allowing untrusted code (including applets) to crash the virtual machine.
- CVE-2011-0865 A race condition in signed object deserialization could allow untrusted code to modify signed content, apparently leaving its signature intact.
- CVE-2011-0867 Untrusted code (including applets) could access information about network interfaces which was not intended to be public. (Note that the interface MAC address is still available to untrusted code.)
- CVE-2011-0868 A float-to-long conversion could overflow, allowing untrusted code (including applets) to crash the virtual machine.
- CVE-2011-0869 Untrusted code (including applets) could intercept HTTP requests by reconfiguring proxy settings through a SOAP connection.
- CVE-2011-0871 Untrusted code (including applets) could elevate its privileges through the Swing MediaTracker code.
In addition, this update removes support for the Zero/Shark and Cacao Hotspot variants from the i386 and amd64 due to stability issues.
These Hotspot variants are included in the openjdk-6-jre-zero and icedtea-6-jre-cacao packages, and these packages must be removed during this update.
SolutionUpgrade the openjdk-6 packages.
For the oldstable distribution (lenny), these problems will be fixed in a separate DSA for technical reasons.
For the stable distribution (squeeze), these problems have been fixed in version 6b18-1.8.9-0.1~squeeze1.