CVE-2008-5355

NameCVE-2008-5355
DescriptionThe "Java Update" feature for Java Runtime Environment (JRE) for Sun JDK and JRE 6 Update 10 and earlier; JDK and JRE 5.0 Update 16 and earlier; and SDK and JRE 1.4.2_18 and earlier does not verify the signature of the JRE that is downloaded, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via DNS man-in-the-middle attacks.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severityhigh (attack range: remote)

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
openjdk-6source(unstable)(not affected)
sun-java5source(unstable)(not affected)
sun-java6source(unstable)(not affected)

Notes

- sun-java5 <not-affected> (Java update not used in Debian)
- sun-java6 <not-affected> (Java update not used in Debian)
- openjdk-6 <not-affected> (Java update not used in Debian)

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