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OpenJDK 7u15 bugfix release ready

Quite rapidly, new versions of the icedtea “build harness” have been released, which create an updated OpenJDK 7u15. The 15th update to Java7 addresses several vulnerabilities.

Read all about it on Andrew John Hughes‘s blog article. GNU/Andrew is the release manager for Icedtea.

Here is the list (taken from that page) of the vulnerabilities which have been plugged and their CVE numbers:

Packages for OpenJDK, compiled on Slackware 13.37 (and useable on 13.37 as well as 14.0 and -current!), can be found at the usual locations. Here are a few:

Further packages that are recommended/required:

  • Optional: If you want a Java browser-plugin you must install icedtea-web (OpenJDK itself does not contain such a plugin).
  • Required: The rhino package is a dependency of the openjdk/openjre package. It contains the JavaScript engine for OpenJDK.




Pingback from Java 7 u15 Available
Posted: February 21, 2013 at 14:51

[…] ready yesterday, for people who prefer a Slackware-compiled OpenJDK package to Oracle's binaries:…release-ready/ […]

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Posted: February 27, 2013 at 14:57

[…] Mas como em terra tupiniquim se é de praxe andar na contra-mão, o programa do IRPF ainda será mantido em java por muito tempo e por isto você irá necessitar do OpenJDK. Felizmente este pacote é mantido nos repositórios pessoais do AlienBob. Não somente isto como ele também acabou de lançar um novo pacote do OpenJDK, OpenJDK 7u15 bugfix release ready. […]

Comment from Andrew Hughes
Posted: March 11, 2013 at 18:57

They’ll be another release today (2.1.7, 2.2.7 & 2.3.8) to correspond to the 7u17 security update.

Comment from alienbob
Posted: March 11, 2013 at 22:42

Hey Andrew,

Thanks for the heads-up! I have my VM’s ready for the package compilation.

Cheers, Eric

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