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Old 05-08-2010, 10:33 AM   #1
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Question Java 6 <18 security alert


I saw this alert a few weeks ago.

It seems slack 13.0 and 12.2 are affected, aren't they ?
Old 05-08-2010, 11:00 AM   #2
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I read some stuff about a month back on bugtraq regarding java deployment toolkit and javaws that looked like it might be a concern. Not sure what the other 26 security fixes are that oracle refer to, but the fact that there are 27 of them at all is a bad sign.

Personally, I now view Java in much the same light as flashplayer. i.e. too big a risk to be worth having installed. Unless you need it for something, I'd take it off and leave it off.
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Try using the demo exploit link in that article and see how far you go.

My testing only gets a blank page, I'm sure something is supposed to be loaded by it.
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Yes, that's the one I saw on bugtraq.

I see there's a u20 update this morning in the changelog.


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