On Mon, Sep 28, 2009 at 08:48:37PM -0700, Greg Lewis wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 28, 2009 at 12:10:48PM +0200, cpghost wrote:
> > Freenet (http://www.freenetproject.org/) on my FreeBSD/amd64 system
> > complains about an old and vulnerable Java version:
> > Your installed version of Java is vulnerable to a severe remote
> > exploit (remote code execution!). You must upgrade to at least Java
> > 5 update 20 or Java 6 update 15 as soon as possible. Freenet has
> > disabled any plugins handling XML for the time being, but this
> > includes searching and chat so you should upgrade ASAP!
> We're almost certainly vulnerable. The jdk16 port is at Update 3.
Ah, I see. Thanks for clarifying.
> > See http://www.cert.fi/en/reports/2009/vulnerability2009085.html for
> > details.
> > Also, please do not use Thaw or Freetalk. The UPnP plugin is
> > enabled, it might present a risk if you have bad guys on your LAN,
> > but without it Freenet will not be able to port forward and will
> > have severe problems.
> > I'm running java/jdk16:
> > phenom# java -version
> > java version "1.6.0_03-p4"
> > Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build
> > 1.6.0_03-p4-root_08_sep_2009_17_05-b00)
> > Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build
> > 1.6.0_03-p4-root_08_sep_2009_17_05-b00, mixed mode)
> > On 7.2-STABLE:
> > phenom# uname -a
> > FreeBSD phenom.cordula.ws 7.2-STABLE FreeBSD 7.2-STABLE #0: Tue Sep 8
> > 10:43:26 CEST 2009 r...@phenom.cordula.ws:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC
> > amd64
> > Is that version of Java really vulnerable? If yes, why doesn't
> > # portaudit -Fda
> > report it as such, and could you please update the java/jdk16 port?
> We need an entry in the VUXML database I guess.
> Updating java/jdk16 is going to be a slow process. There are lots of
> changes between Update 3 and Update 15. I've partially merged Update 4,
> but obviously that still leaves many to go...
Looks like *a lot* of work...
Any chance to see progress here before 8.0-RELEASE? It's not a big deal,
but shipping an updated port without that vuln. would be nice.
> Greg Lewis Email : gle...@eyesbeyond.com
> Eyes Beyond Web : http://www.eyesbeyond.com
> Information Technology FreeBSD : gle...@freebsd.org
Thanks for the great work supporting JDK natively on FreeBSD,
Cordula's Web. http://www.cordula.ws/
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