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New Critical Zero-Day Java Vulnerability Discovered

By Vigilize | Thursday, September 27, 2012 - Leave a Comment

Every one of Java’s one billion users at risk for malicious takeover

 

Researchers from the Polish firm, Security Explorations, have discovered another critical Java vulnerability which affects the more than one billion Oracle Java software users. This completely new issue has a bigger impact than the last as it affects Java 5, 6, and 7. Using any browser on any operating system with Java installed and active will put your computer at risk.

With this new vulnerability, it is possible for a malicious application to be run on the target system unrestricted. This would give the attacker the ability to install programs, view, change, or delete data without the use’s knowledge.

Security experts are once again advising users to disable the Java Plugin on their browsers or uninstall it entirely. There are three weeks left until Oracle’s scheduled patch update for Java. The hope is that this bug will be addressed by the October 16th update, but it is uncertain whether this will be the case.


Original article by Darlene Storm.
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