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People are still using Java...?!

Posted 09-02-2012 at 01:03 AM by hydraMax

I thought a few lines from this last report about a Java vulnerability were rather humorous:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/08..._patched_java/

Quote:
Security Explorations, the Polish security startup that discovered the Java SE 7 vulnerabilities that have been the targets of recent web-based exploits, has spotted a new flaw that affects the patched version of Java released this Thursday....

As in the case of the earlier vulnerabilities, Gowdiak says, this flaw allows an attacker to bypass the Java security sandbox completely, making it possible to install malware or execute malicious code on affected systems....

Assuming Oracle does agree that the flaw exists, however, when it will be patched is anybody's guess. The next scheduled Java Critical Patch Update (CPU) isn't due until October 16 and when Oracle released its last Java CPU in June, it had only patched two of the 31 flaws Security Explorations reported in April....

For the time being, given the apparent similarity of this flaw to the ones previously reported, users are advised to either disable Java in their browsers or uninstall it completely...
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    wahahah!!! that was bad!!! ww epic fail sure
    Posted 09-02-2012 at 03:31 PM by Web31337 Web31337 is offline
 

  



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