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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 […]

OpenJDK7 update 7 with IcedTea 2.3.2 fixes more flaws

It took a day for the developers to release a new version of IcedTea, fixing another three CVE’s (critical security bugs) in OpenJDK 7. New on the fix list are these security fixes: CVE-2012-1682: XMLDecoder security issue via ClassFinder CVE-2012-3136: Improve long term persistence of java.beans objects CVE-2012-0547: Simplify toolkit internals references Get my packages […]