Oracle Released Another Java PatchAdded: Sunday, March 24th, 2013
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The company has issued a patch to Java after the reports that another vulnerability was exploited. As such, the latest version of Oracle’s software is currently Java 7, Update 17 and Java 6, Update 43. However, it’s been just a few days after the company released extra updates to another critical patch at the end of February, which in their turn followed another patch that was out at the start of February.
However, none of these updates fixed a couple of recent vulnerabilities, which had the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures identifiers CVE-2013-1493 and CVE-2013-0809. The first one is known to be abused by the hackers.
In the meanwhile, Eric Maurice, the company’s director of software security assurance, has claimed that reports of active exploitation of that vulnerability were received late, so they had no time to include them in the February release of the Critical Patch Update for Java SE.
Then, after the company has received reports of CVE-2013-1493 being exploited, it took a decision to immediately release another emergency patch instead of waiting for the 16 April, when the release of Critical Patch Update for Java SE was scheduled.
The vulnerability in question allowed users who visit a malicious web page to leave their PCs open to exploitation without the need for a username or password. This flaw only exists in Java applets. In the meanwhile, the company is in difficult situation - if it fails to release a patch quickly, users believe that the OS is insecure and therefore dangerous for use. But if it releases a patch, it is regarded as a proof that the OS is buggy and risky anyway.
March 24th,2013Posted by:
Sunday, March 24th, 2013
|More patch than software now !!|
|my wife plays online games that require Java, seems almost daily java is giving her grief, i do not use Java on my PC and have had no problems with it being gone.|
|Your lucky, we HAVE to use it in the UK cause the banking online requires it|
|posted by (2013-03-25 08:15:22)|
|I never had a problem with Java but i too think if it's so vulnerable Oracle really should do something more than "patching" forever a bad piece of software... In a few years when everybody starts paying stuff with mobile Phones instead of cards this will be a major issue! I actually like Java and i run it on my system (and i'm a secutity freak!) but i think people should rethink their surfing habits today!|
|posted by (2013-04-05 21:12:25)|
|@frostycarver,, sos but i deleted java from my pc and am still able to use online banking,, so i dont think ur online bank requires it ... maybe i'm wrong but still i use it without java no probs|
|posted by (2013-04-05 21:24:13)|
|just to add i also live in the uk and am using firefox which already disabled the use of java||
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