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Debian Security Advisory DSA 2161-1 (openjdk-6)

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

5.0

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

11 years ago

Modified

Modified

8 months ago

Summary

The remote host is missing an update to openjdk-6 announced via advisory DSA 2161-1.

Insight

Insight

It was discovered that the floating point parser in OpenJDK, an implementation of the Java platform, can enter an infinite loop when processing certain input strings. Such input strings represent valid numbers and can be contained in data supplied by an attacker over the network, leading to a denial-of-service attack. For the oldstable distribution (lenny), this problem will be fixed in version 6b18-1.8.3-2~lenny1. For technical reasons, this update will be released separately. For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in version 6b18-1.8.3-2+squeeze1. For the testing distribution (wheezy) and the unstable distribution (sid), this problem will be fixed soon.

Solution

Solution

We recommend that you upgrade your openjdk-6 packages.

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