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Mozilla Blocks Java Deployment Toolkit Plugin

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#1 Andrew


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Posted 21 April 2010 - 01:06 PM

Mozilla has added the Java Deployment Toolkit plugin to their list of blocked plugins. This comes in response to a proof of concept attack in the plugin by Tavis Ormandy, the same researcher who disclosed a vulnerability in the Java Webstart plugin two weeks ago. That vulnerability caused Oracle to release an emergency patch.

The move, applied through the open source outfit's Plugin Check feature, is intended to protect Firefox fans from a recently discovered security flaw affecting the Java Deployment Toolkit on multiple flavours of Firefox.

- The Register

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Posted 24 April 2010 - 07:23 PM

Thanks Andrew. I have read all that you posted. I'm not sure what to do so I will leave things as they are. If I'm wrong do nothing please get back.

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