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Re: Warning: 0-Day vulnerability in Java 7
said by Mele20:
I have Java 6 update 7 (still says "Sun" on the about tab).
said by Mele20:Java version 6 can be used above update 30:
So, is Mozilla now allowing use of version 6? I had TO STOP using Java on Fx because of them not allowing version 6.
said by Mozilla blog April 2012 :The Java website also has a different, much older, notice. The Java interface used by versions earlier then Java 6 update 10 aren't compatible with Firefox 3.6 and later (and probably Opera 10.2 and later for the same reason):
This vulnerability present in the older versions of the JDK and JRE is actively being exploited, and is a potential risk to users. To mitigate this risk, we have added affected versions of the Java plugin for Windows (Version 6 Update 30 and below as well as Version 7 Update 2 and below) to Firefox's blocklist. A blocklist entry for the Java plugin on OS X may be added at a future date.
Mozilla strongly encourages anyone who requires the JDK and JRE to update to the current version as soon as possible on all platforms.
Affected versions of the Java plugin will be disabled unless a user makes an explicit choice to keep it enabled at the time they are notified of the block being applied.
said by Java website, posted around December 2009 :So Mozilla has always allowed Java 6 to run on Firefox version 3.6 or newer as long as it's been above Java 6 update 10 (I was running Java 6 up until last week). In February 2012 Java blocking was started to a minimum Java 6 update 31. Good reason to update your Java 6 update 7 (released in 2008), since it shouldn't have worked since Firefox 3.6.
Starting in Firefox 3.6, Mozilla foundation will drop support on OJI (Open Java Virtual Machine Integration) and will only support the standard NPAPI and NPRuntime interfaces. The Java Plug-in which is in Java version 6 update 10 or newer versions supports the NPAPI and NPRuntime interfaces. Therefore, starting with Firefox 3.6, Java-based applets will NOT work unless you are running Java version 6 Update 10 or newer.
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