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Critical Vulnerability In Java Deployment Toolkit


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#1 Andrew

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Posted 10 April 2010 - 01:19 PM

Security researcher Tavis Ormandy has uncovered and publicized a serious flaw in the Java Web Start plugin which allows for arbitrary code execution in any browser that has the plugin installed. The vulnerability has been confirmed to affect Windows and may also affect Linux.

Oracle, which recently acquired Sun Microsystems, the developer of Java, does not seem to believe the flaw is serious enough to patch it immediately. According to Mr. Ormandy, when he advised Oracle/Sun of the flaw they responded that they "do not consider this vulnerability to be of high enough priority to break their quarterly patch cycle."

The vulnerable plugins are identified as the Java Deployment Toolkit ActiveX control in Internet Explorer and NPAPI in Mozilla Firefox.

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 06:15 PM

Computerworld - Oracle today patched a critical Java vulnerability that is being exploited by hackers to install malicious software.

The security update to Java SE 6 Update 20 patches a bug disclosed last Friday by Google security researcher Tavis Ormandy, who spelled out how attackers could run unauthorized Java programs on a victim's machine by using a feature designed to let developers distribute their software. Only systems running Windows are at risk.

Oracle's patch appears quick and dirty, Ormandy said. "They've completely removed the vulnerable feature, literally replaced with 'return 0,'" he said on Twitter.


http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/917...ero_day_attacks


Update now! http://www.calendarofupdates.com/updates/i...;event_id=69663




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