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Windows 7: Java zero day vulnerability actively used in targeted attacks

27 Aug 2012   #1
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64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
Java zero day vulnerability actively used in targeted attacks

Security researchers from FireEye, AlienVault, and DeependResearch have intercepted targeted malware attacks utilizing the latest Java zero day exploit. The vulnerability affects Java 7 (1.7) Update 0 to 6. It does not affect Java 6 and below.

Based on related reports, researchers were able to reproduce the exploit on Windows 7 SP1 with Java 7 Update 6. There's also a Metasploit module available.
Read more at:
Java zero day vulnerability actively used in targeted attacks | ZDNet

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27 Aug 2012   #2

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

This may or may not be related.
Mozilla Firefox blocked my Java stating it needed updated. I updated Java Deployment Kit and Java Platform to and the warning went away.
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28 Aug 2012   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x86 Service Pack 1 - Linux Mint Mate 14 x64

I think I may have Java 7, but unsure of wherever I've bothered to update it yet, does the security flaw occur with the update or is it just Java 7 in general?
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28 Aug 2012   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64

I've finally ditched Java. Have a lot of programs installed and doesn't seem to have caused any issues.

Flash will be the next to go! Not soon enough either!
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29 Aug 2012   #5

W8+8.1, W7 ult+hp, XP

Have resorted to the following: For overall browsing: FF -Java +Ghostery +Noscript. For the few special sites needing java (banking\online purchases in my case), using IE with everything enabled, followed by Ccleaner to clear cache etc when done.
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