Date: Thu, 05 Mar 2015 09:19:34 +0100 From: Gsunde Orangen <gsunde.orangen@...il.com> To: fulldisclosure@...lists.org, oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: [FD] Java 8u40 released: why? I'd be interested in that, too. In case this out-of-band release is about an important security fix, then either this is something new (details still to be disclosed). Or it is associated with CVE-2014-6593 (e.g. incomplete or buggy fix in the January release)? The detais (named as "SKIP-TLS") had been disclosed just this week along with the "FREAK" attack (see https://www.smacktls.com/#skip). Former descriptions of CVE-2014-6593 only indicated a failure to properly check the ChangeCipherSpec in the TLS connection handshake; but apparently - esp. on client side - much more could go wrong in former JSSE implemenations. Maybe someone involved in openJDK could tell more... Gsunde On 04.03.2015, 02:23 paul.szabo@...ney.edu.au wrote: > I notice that Java (JDK, JRE) update 8u40 has been released. > Though > http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/index.html > says "this release includes important security fixes", the release notes > http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/8u40-relnotes-2389089.html > says the "security baseline" is 1.8.0_31 (unchanged). > I do not notice any major "useability" issues fixed. > So: why this out-of-band release? > > Thanks, Paul > > Paul Szabo psz@...hs.usyd.edu.au http://www.maths.usyd.edu.au/u/psz/ > School of Mathematics and Statistics University of Sydney Australia > > _______________________________________________ > Sent through the Full Disclosure mailing list > https://nmap.org/mailman/listinfo/fulldisclosure > Web Archives & RSS: http://seclists.org/fulldisclosure/ >
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