RedHat has issued an advisory today (July 15):
As Fedora 20 was the last with this package and is EOL, we'll have to sync with RHEL 6 or 7 for this update.
I haven't seen any upstream announcements about new IcedTea versions yet.
Steps to Reproduce:
Corresponding Oracle CPU:
Updated package uploaded for Mageia 4.
See https://bugs.mageia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=14051#c4 for useful links to test java
Updated java-1.7.0-openjdk packages fix security vulnerabilities:
Multiple flaws were discovered in the 2D, CORBA, JMX, Libraries and RMI
components in OpenJDK. An untrusted Java application or applet could use
these flaws to bypass Java sandbox restrictions (CVE-2015-4760,
CVE-2015-2628, CVE-2015-4731, CVE-2015-2590, CVE-2015-4732, CVE-2015-4733).
A flaw was found in the way the Libraries component of OpenJDK verified
Online Certificate Status Protocol (OCSP) responses. An OCSP response with
no nextUpdate date specified was incorrectly handled as having unlimited
validity, possibly causing a revoked X.509 certificate to be interpreted as
It was discovered that the JCE component in OpenJDK failed to use constant
time comparisons in multiple cases. An attacker could possibly use these
flaws to disclose sensitive information by measuring the time used to
perform operations using these non-constant time comparisons
A flaw was found in the RC4 encryption algorithm. When using certain keys
for RC4 encryption, an attacker could obtain portions of the plain text
from the cipher text without the knowledge of the encryption key
Note: With this update, OpenJDK now disables RC4 TLS/SSL cipher suites by
default to address the CVE-2015-2808 issue. Refer to Red Hat Bugzilla bug
1207101, linked to in the References section, for additional details about
A flaw was found in the way the TLS protocol composed the Diffie-Hellman
(DH) key exchange. A man-in-the-middle attacker could use this flaw to
force the use of weak 512 bit export-grade keys during the key exchange,
allowing them do decrypt all traffic (CVE-2015-4000).
Note: This update forces the TLS/SSL client implementation in OpenJDK to
reject DH key sizes below 768 bits, which prevents sessions to be
downgraded to export-grade keys. Refer to Red Hat Bugzilla bug 1223211,
linked to in the References section, for additional details about this
It was discovered that the JNDI component in OpenJDK did not handle DNS
resolutions correctly. An attacker able to trigger such DNS errors could
cause a Java application using JNDI to consume memory and CPU time, and
possibly block further DNS resolution (CVE-2015-4749).
Multiple information leak flaws were found in the JMX and 2D components in
OpenJDK. An untrusted Java application or applet could use this flaw to
bypass certain Java sandbox restrictions (CVE-2015-2621, CVE-2015-2632).
A flaw was found in the way the JSSE component in OpenJDK performed X.509
certificate identity verification when establishing a TLS/SSL connection to
a host identified by an IP address. In certain cases, the certificate was
accepted as valid if it was issued for a host name to which the IP address
resolves rather than for the IP address (CVE-2015-2625).
Updated packages in core/updates_testing:
This apparently adds a requires to lib64sctp1 (libjavasctp.so) from Core Release, is that wanted?
(In reply to Samuel VERSCHELDE from comment #3)
> This apparently adds a requires to lib64sctp1 (libjavasctp.so) from Core
> Release, is that wanted?
Yes, it's dlopen()'d by sun.nio.ch.sctp, so RedHat added that requires to make that work.
Testing java-1.7.0-openjdk-126.96.36.199-188.8.131.52.mga4 and java-1.7.0-openjdk-headless-184.108.40.206-220.127.116.11.mga4
Playing minecraft (java -jar minecraft.jar) : OK
Running eclipse : OK.
From the procedure linked above, with icedtea-web installed:
http://www.w3.org/People/mimasa/test/object/java/ tests run
http://www.java.com/en/download/installed.jsp indicates "Version 7 Update 85"
http://www.addictinggames.com/action-games/potty-racers-4-game.jsp runs but it's a flash game so that doesn't prove anything at all :P
Testing complete on Mageia 4 i586 as well.
has_procedure MGA4-64-OK =>
has_procedure MGA4-32-OK MGA4-64-OK
has_procedure MGA4-32-OK MGA4-64-OK =>
has_procedure MGA4-32-OK MGA4-64-OK advisoryCC:
An update for this issue has been pushed to Mageia Updates repository.