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Barnapus

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Java 7 update7 has security vulnerability

»www.computerworld.com/s/article/ ··· _content

Someone want to explain it in layman's terms ?


jabarnut
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Well, in laymans terms, it means all of us who scrambled to update to Java 7 Update 7 are still vulnerable.
And it also means the Oracle boys won't get a long holiday weekend after all. (I hope). They don't deserve one anyway.
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rcdailey
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If they are hourly, they might get holiday pay, but they are probably salaried.
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In the article, they say if you don't need Java, uninstall it. But, how does the average person know if they need it or not? What's not going to work on a web page (or a program) if Java is removed? And is there any alert that would tell the user that Java is required in a particular instance?


rcdailey
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Well, if you try to run something at a website and it doesn't work, then you have to see what is disabled. Usually it's flash, but, for example, Secunia.com uses Java for the OSI (Online Software Inspector). Here at dslreports.com, the Java speed test (that's kind of obvious) uses Java. I have only run into a few other places that use Java. I recall a live nest cam (either Peregrine Falcon or Bald Eagle) that ran Java, but they changed that to some special viewing software.

In many cases, the site will report the error and ask you to check whether the Java runtime is installed.
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I know that if I want to play my favorite games at Pogo.com I need to have Java installed and Java 7 at that for the two games I play almost exclusively. I normally play Backgammon and Euchre and back in August Pogo forced us to upgrade to Java 7 in order to continue playing those two particular games.


Drunkula
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What is up with Java lately? I was never a big fan of it - and maybe less so now than ever.


jabarnut
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said by Drunkula:

What is up with Java lately?

It's not so much "lately". Their change logs for bug fixes and vulnerabilities have been the size of encyclopedias almost as far back as I can remember.
And they best get their butts in gear with this latest one. (Or several of the latest ones).


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SSL certificate for www.java.com has expired yesterday.
»www.sslshopper.com/ssl-checker.h ··· java.com


Pentangle
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Disabled Java in my browser (Fx) when the latest vulnerability surfaced and I haven't really noticed the absence. I'd uninstall it completely if it wasn't needed for LibreOffice. Uninstalled Java 7 Update 7 and reinstalled Java 6 Update 35 as recommended by Michael Horowitz here »blogs.computerworld.com/cybercri ··· ersion-6


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As an interesting side note: »Java v.7 upd. 7 build 1.7.0_07-b11
A new build was quietly released.




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The new version still has vulnerabilities, but NoScript seems to still protect both before and after the new version.


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I got rid of mine since I can't get it to work (see »forums.oracle.com/forums/thread. ··· =2435673 ) and rarely use Java. If I do need it, then I will reinstall it and use 64-bit IE8 or another Windows account.


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n/m