GLSA-201606-18 : IcedTea: Multiple vulnerabilities

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 91863


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201606-18 (IcedTea: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Various OpenJDK attack vectors in IcedTea, such as 2D, Corba, Hotspot, Libraries, and JAXP, exist which allows remote attackers to affect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of vulnerable systems. Many of the vulnerabilities can only be exploited through sandboxed Java Web Start applications and java applets. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.
Impact :

Remote attackers may execute arbitrary code, compromise information, or cause Denial of Service.
Workaround :

There is no known work around at this time.


Gentoo Security is no longer supporting dev-java/icedtea, as it has been officially dropped from the stable tree.
Users of the IcedTea 3.x binary package should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-java/icedtea-bin-3.0.1' Users of the IcedTea 7.x binary package should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-java/icedtea-'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 91863

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201606-18.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.5 $

Type: local

Published: 2016/06/28

Modified: 2017/02/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C


Base Score: 9.6

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:icedtea-bin, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2016/06/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-0636, CVE-2016-0686, CVE-2016-0687, CVE-2016-0695, CVE-2016-3422, CVE-2016-3425, CVE-2016-3427, CVE-2016-3443, CVE-2016-3449

GLSA: 201606-18