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Old 29th August 2012, 11:47 AM   #1
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Disable Java runtime NOW !!!


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There are now warnings galore for this security vulnerabilty. Check Google and it will be seen there is no patch available yet.

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Old 30th August 2012, 07:21 AM   #2
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Old 30th August 2012, 08:14 AM   #3
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Thanks for the heads-up.
My son actually told me about it yesterday, but I promptly forgot.
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Old 30th August 2012, 08:35 AM   #4
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Java has always been a security nightmare. I stopped installing the JRE on my PCs nearly 10 years ago because of it.
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Old 30th August 2012, 08:37 AM   #5
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java 6 is safe.
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Old 30th August 2012, 09:38 AM   #6
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Threat: Java 1.7.x critical vulnerability with remote code execution

OVERVIEW
A new Java exploit allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted applet. User must visit a website with malicious code to successfully execute the attack.

IMPACT
The attack might result in an attacker gaining full access to the victim computer.

AT RISK
Java JRE 1.7.x running as an web browser applet.

Java 1.6 is not affected.

To check, which Java version is installed,
1. Click "Start"
2. Select "Run"
3. Type "cmd"
4. At the prompt, type "java -fullversion"


You might also go to the website How do I test whether Java is working on my computer? and click "Skip installation of the current version and test the currently installed version of Java".

RECOMMENDATION
The xxxx highly recommends to disable Java plugin in a web browser. Please, follow instructions on given website: How to disable Java on everything ? Computer Chips & Hardware Technology | Geek.com 8/ to disable Java in your web browser.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
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o US-CERT Vulnerability Note VU#636312 - Oracle Java JRE 1.7 Expression.execute() and SunToolkit.getField() fail to restrict access to privileged code
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