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Windows 7: Mozilla/Foxfire - Insecure Java Plugin in Firefox

20 Apr 2010   #1
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 
Mozilla/Foxfire - Insecure Java Plugin in Firefox

Mozilla is disabling older versions of the Java Deployment Toolkit plugin for Firefox users, in a bid to block attacks against a newly-discovered Java security hole that attackers have been exploiting of late to install malicious code.

Please read the rest of the story Mozilla Disables Insecure Java Plugin in Firefox — Krebs on Security

And more info here for both IE and FF users http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/886582


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20 Apr 2010   #2
not so gray matter

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
 
 

Noticed this a few days again when my Java Plugin stopped. It doesn't effect most java functions though
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20 Apr 2010   #3
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by notsograymatter View Post
Noticed this a few days again when my Java Plugin stopped. It doesn't effect most java functions though
If you update, you will be good to go.
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20 Apr 2010   #4
Corrine

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CarlTR6 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by notsograymatter View Post
Noticed this a few days again when my Java Plugin stopped. It doesn't effect most java functions though
If you update, you will be good to go.
In fact, you need to update to SE 6u20 if you haven't yet. Best method is offline and watch for any pre-checked toolbar offers.
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20 Apr 2010   #5
hubris

W7, Xp Pro
 
 

only steal good from firefox wil work on it for teh oters.


From a hack site posted 19th.

shudders at mention of t'bars..



It's a must to keep up to date and notify others of any news.
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20 Apr 2010   #6
not so gray matter

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Corrine View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CarlTR6 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by notsograymatter View Post
Noticed this a few days again when my Java Plugin stopped. It doesn't effect most java functions though
If you update, you will be good to go.
In fact, you need to update to SE 6u20 if you haven't yet. Best method is offline and watch for any pre-checked toolbar offers.
Yeah, I'm updated to 20, just thought I'd mention that the developer's toolkit and whatever they disabled a few weeks ago didn't affect functionality on average java sites.
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20 Apr 2010   #7
Corrine

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

Got it! Thanks, I wondered if I'd notice anything since I disabled the update 20 Toolkit.
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20 Apr 2010   #8
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

I have noticed any ill effects. I did notice that one cannot uninstall that addon; one can only disable it.
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