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New IcedTea for OpenJDK 7u17

In order to match the recent Oracle security update for its Java platform, Java 7u17, the IcedTea developers have released version 2.3.8 of the IcedTea “build harness”, with which a fresh OpenJDK 7u17 can be built. This 17th update to Java7 addresses several vulnerabilities, the same as Oracle’s update. It may be worth noting that […]

OpenJDK 7u13_b20 available: a security update

The icedtea “build harness” which I use to compile my OpenJDK and icedtea-web packages had a series of updates past week. Icedtea is available in several flavours, and it is able to build OpenJDK versions of Java 6 and 7 (and pre-release versions of Java 8 even, but that is beside the point here). Several […]

Update for OpenJDK 7 with IcedTea 2.3.4 plugs 0-day exploit.

The past week was buzzing with the 0-day exploit for Oracle’s Java browser plugin, but according to CERT, the OpenJDK was affected as well by the underlying bug. Oracle “hastily” patched this critical vulnerability (CVE-2012-3174) although now it seems that only this particular “attack vector” was patched but the underlying vulnerability remains, leaving the way […]

Java in Slackware ARM

I am slaving away on my ARM port. It is mostly a side activity at the moment, I am doing a lot of other things which are higher on the priority list while I am getting the core ARM package set on par with the Slackware 14 versions. But it did already enable me to […]

OpenJDK 7 Update 9 with IcedTea 2.3.3 fixes security flaws

Shortly after Oracle released its own Update 9 for Java7, there was a similar update from the IcedTea team. New releases of IcedTea for OpenJDK6 and OpenJDK7 fix several critical security bugs. The version of IcedTea which I use (2.3.3) builds a OpenJDK 7 Update 9 package. I also wanted to inform you about the […]