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La Luna
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reply to Mele20

Re: Java is still exploitable and is likely going to remain so.

said by Mele20:

Mozilla has not blocked Java.

They blocked it on the newest, current version of Fx. 18.0.



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Mele20
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said by La Luna:

said by Mele20:

Mozilla has not blocked Java.

They blocked it on the newest, current version of Fx. 18.0.

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That's an old version. Do you have the current version?
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La Luna
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Not sure what you mean. 18.0 is the newest version of Firefox, which is what I have. Just updated to it on Friday.

Mele20
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I'm sorry....I wasn't clear at all. I meant your Java version. It's not the latest (judging from your screenshot...which could be an older screenshot and not reflective of your current Java version). Is that screenshot from your computer or a Mozilla webpage? Whatever, it is showing an older version of Java. (I had thought perhaps Java was blocked for you because the version in your screenshot is not the latest), but since then I read the Mozilla forum and learned Mozilla has been very inconsistent in that they are blocking on CURRENT versions of Fx but NOT blocking on 10.0.12 ESR which is a CURRENTLY SUPPORTED VERSION. It's supported until the middle of Feb and I am still using it because I had enough on my plate dealing with Win 8 and didn't need a major browser upgrade at the same time. So, now I realize that the reason it is not blocked for me is because of Mozilla's inconsistency.
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MarkAW
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reply to Mele20
said by Mele20:

said by La Luna:

said by Mele20:

Mozilla has not blocked Java.

They blocked it on the newest, current version of Fx. 18.0.

That's an old version. Do you have the current version?

Current enough for you?


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Mele20
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Yeah...that's the version I have. But I don't have that warning. Mozilla forgot that 10.0.12 is still currently supported.
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La Luna
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reply to Mele20
Yes, that is from my computer. I didn't update that last Java update as it still wasn't secure. I just disabled it entirely. I find I so far don't need it anyway.

Sorry for the confusion on my end.


DrStrange
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reply to Mele20
The warning only appears in Firefox 17 and above.

Hopefully we'll see a new Java update soon. I thought it laughable when Oracle announced they were only going to release updates every three months. That was an open invitation to the black hat community:

"We're going to do updates on a pre-set schedule so we can reduce costs and make our CEO and shareholders more money, even at the expense of our product's security. Feel free to exploit our product in between our scheduled updates."

I expected something like this to happen.


La Luna
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1 recommendation

New update is out, v7u11.

»JAVA 7u11 now available for download

SafireDonkey
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Ah, even more wide open holes !


DrStrange
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reply to La Luna
Thanks. Just installed that and made plans for emergency deployment at work tomorrow and for my private business customers this evening.