Debian: DSA-2161-1: OpenJDK security update

    Date13 Feb 2011
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    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
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-2161-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                            Florian Weimer
    February 13, 2011                      http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : openjdk-6
    Vulnerability  : denial of service
    Problem type   : local (remote)
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE ID         : CVE-2010-4476
    Debian Bug     : 612660
    
    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.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your openjdk-6 packages.
    
    Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
    these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
    found at: http://www.debian.org/security/
    
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