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Slackware: java (jre, jdk) Print E-mail
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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Slackware Sun has released security advisories pertaining to both the Java Runtime Environment and the Standard Edition Development Kit. One such advisory may be found here: http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-102995-1
[slackware-security]  java (jre, jdk) (SSA:2007-243-01)

Sun has released security advisories pertaining to both the Java
Runtime Environment and the Standard Edition Development Kit.  

One such advisory may be found here:
  http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-102995-1

Updated versions of both the jre and jdk packages are provided
which address all known flaws in Java(TM) at this time.  There
may be more advisories on http://sunsolve.sun.com describing other
flaws that are patched with this update.  Happy hunting!

Slackware repackages Sun's Java(TM) binaries without changing them,
so the packages from Slackware 12.0 should work on all glibc based
Slackware versions.


Here are the details from the Slackware 12.0 ChangeLog:
+--------------------------+
Fri Aug 31 13:33:54 CDT 2007
patches/packages/jre-6u2-i586-1.tgz:
  Upgraded to Java(TM) 2 Platform Standard Edition Runtime Environment
  Version 6.0 update 2.
  This update addresses code errors which could possibly be leveraged to
  compromise system security, though we know of no existing exploits.
  This update consists of the official Java(TM) binaries repackaged in
  Slackware's package format, and may be used on any version of Slackware
  that is based on glibc.
  For more information, see:
    http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-102995-1
  (* Security fix *)
  An additional change was made to the script that Slackware uses to
  set environment variables for Java(TM).  Now, after the $JAVA_HOME
  variable is set, the next variable settings make use of it, rather
  than hard-coding the path to $JAVA_HOME.  This does not fix a bug,
  but is certainly better scripting style.  Thanks to Jason Byrne and
  Jean-Christophe Fargette for suggesting this change.
extra/jdk-6/jdk-6u2-i586-1.tgz:  Upgraded to Java(TM) 2 Platform
  Standard Edition Development Kit Version 6.0 update 2.
  This update addresses code errors which could possibly be leveraged to
  compromise system security, though we know of no existing exploits.
  This update consists of the official Java(TM) binaries repackaged in
  Slackware's package format, and may be used on any version of Slackware
  that is based on glibc.
  For more information, see:
    http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-102995-1
  (* Security fix *)
  An additional change was made to the script that Slackware uses to
  set environment variables for Java(TM).  Now, after the $JAVA_HOME
  variable is set, the next variable settings make use of it, rather
  than hard-coding the path to $JAVA_HOME.  This does not fix a bug,
  but is certainly better scripting style.  Thanks to Jason Byrne and
  Jean-Christophe Fargette for suggesting this change.
+--------------------------+


Where to find the new packages:
+-----------------------------+

HINT:  Getting slow download speeds from ftp.slackware.com?
Give slackware.osuosl.org a try.  This is another primary FTP site
for Slackware that can be considerably faster than downloading
from ftp.slackware.com.

Updated packages for Slackware 8.1, 9.0, 9.1, 10.0, 10.1, 10.2, 11.0, and 12.0:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-12.0/patches/packages/jre-6u2-i586-1.tgz
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-12.0/extra/jdk-6/jdk-6u2-i586-1.tgz


MD5 signatures:
+-------------+

4635834cfc639976697abfe01e1aacfd  jre-6u2-i586-1.tgz
450ee66b4b9d71edfc5fe81f00267fce  jdk-6u2-i586-1.tgz


Installation instructions:
+------------------------+

Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg jre-6u2-i586-1.tgz


+-----+

Slackware Linux Security Team
http://slackware.com/gpg-key
security@slackware.com
 
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