It was discovered that the Security component did not properly handle
data related to TLS and elliptic curves. An unauthenticated remote attacker
could exploit this to impact the availability of the Java Virtual Machine.
This issue affects Elliptic Curve (EC) cryptography implementation in OpenJDK. The OpenJDK packages shipped in Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Fedora do not enable EC support, and hence were not affected by this issue.
Fixed now in Oracle Java SE 7.0u65 and 8.0u11 via Critical Patch Update July 2014.
Fixed in IcedTea 2.5.1 for OpenJDK 7:
OpenJDK 7 Patch(es):
This issue has been addressed in following products:
Oracle Java for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Oracle Java for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Oracle Java for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Via RHSA-2014:0902 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014-0902.html