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Windows 7: Another critical Java vulnerability puts 1 billion users at risk

25 Sep 2012   #1
A Guy

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Another critical Java vulnerability puts 1 billion users at risk

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Just as Oracle is ramping up for the September 30 start of JavaOne 2012 in San Francisco, researchers from the Polish firm Security Explorations disclosed yet another critical Java vulnerability that might “spoil the taste of Larry Ellison's morning…Java.”

If you disabled Java when the last zero-day exploit was spotted in the wild, then you might consider doing so again . . . or dumping Java altogether? According to Security Explorations researcher Adam Gowdiak, who sent the email to the Full Disclosure Seclist, this Java exploit affects “one billion users of Oracle Java SE software.”
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26 Sep 2012   #2
DirtRider

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

This sure is a worry hey
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26 Sep 2012   #3
marsmimar

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I uninstalled Java about a year ago and haven't missed it.
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26 Sep 2012   #4
kpo6969

 
 

Last straw for me, just completely uninstalled it.
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26 Sep 2012   #5
DirtRider

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Actually I think it is only my phone that needs Java these days.
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26 Sep 2012   #6
lehnerus2000

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.2 MATE (64 bit)
 
 
Adobe has competiton

These "clowns" are as bad as (if not worse than) Adobe.
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26 Sep 2012   #7
A Guy

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I have it disabled in all my browsers. Not run across a need for it yet. Will remove if this keeps up. A Guy
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26 Sep 2012   #8
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I removed all Java quiet a while ago just because of all the security problem. I haven't needed it that I know of. It does seem like someone sure doesn't like Java and just keeps beating up on them.
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28 Sep 2012   #9
Deception

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Does anyone know if the new program ExploitShield is able to prevent this? It is a brand new security program.

"Software exploits have long been a thorny software problem, hard to prevent because of source code complexity. For some notorious software, such as Java, Flash, and QuickTime, it can sometimes seem as though two exploits crop up for each one that gets patched."

ExploitShield appears to live up to its name | The Download Blog - CNET Download.com

Is this the exploit? Cause they show it blocking it. I'm not sure if this is the same thing or not though..
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28 Sep 2012   #10
A Guy

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This apparently uses known vulnerabilities via cloud updates. If it is effective, then any vulnerabilities/exploits that it is aware of would conceivably be blocked. Many AV programs now have "community/web" updates that accomplish the same thing. Some AV programs are "cloud" programs that work this way all the time you are connected. The big is is whether the AV company knows about the exploit, and there is a known way to block it I'd think.

This the 1st product from this company. I wonder how well it plays with other AV programs. Looks promising.

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