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[tdf-discuss] Re: LibreOffice and Java Security: OpenJDK Vulnerability


On 01/15/2013 10:58 AM, Dennis E. Hamilton wrote:
Again, thanks to Simon Phipps for retweeting the information.

It appears that one should *not* assume that OpenJDK does not share vulnerabilities with the 
Oracle Java SE and JDK:

The log of changes to OpenJDK for the recent vulnerability (just as indication of the Oracle 
updating of OpenJDK):
<http://mail.openjdk.java.net/pipermail/jdk7u-dev/2013-January/005354.html>

The CVE:
<http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/alert-cve-2013-0422-1896849.html>

There is still reporting that this update is not a complete fix.  I have not found a reliable 
technical source that makes clear what the remaining concern is, or if it is simply a lag in 
reports that have not recognized the latest patches.

 - Dennis

Security releases for OpenJDK and Icedtea were released yesterday (Tues
Jan 17). Of course I reckon that it will take awhile for the builds to
get pushed to the distro's.

<http://blog.fuseyism.com/index.php/2013/01/16/security-and-browser-plugins/>
<http://blog.fuseyism.com/index.php/2013/01/16/security-and-browser-plugins/>





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