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Users urged to disable Java as new exploit emerges All operating systems, browsers vulnerable Leosghost msg:4488922 1:50 am on Aug 28, 2012 (gmt 0)
A new browser-based exploit for a Java vulnerability that allows attackers to execute arbitrary code on client systems has been spotted in the wild – and because of Oracle's Java patch schedule, it may be some time before a fix becomes widely available. [ ...] theregister.co.uk I reused the title and description and opening paragraph, from the article at el reg so as to ensure the message was clear..
SevenCubed msg:4488933 2:28 am on Aug 28, 2012 (gmt 0)
Thanks for the heads-up. Chris Pederick's web developer add-on for Firefox has had my back covered on Java exploits for a few years now. phranque msg:4488946 4:07 am on Aug 28, 2012 (gmt 0)
darn it! i held out as long as i could and only just recently installed JRE on my latest system so i could run screaming frog... incrediBILL msg:4488971 5:40 am on Aug 28, 2012 (gmt 0)
i held out as long as i could and only just recently installed JRE on my latest system so i could run screaming frog That's no excuse, now you have a screaming phrangue ;) graeme_p msg:4492792 8:37 pm on Sep 8, 2012 (gmt 0)
I assume this will not affect non Oracle Java VMs such as IcedTea? That is what I have installed, as will a high proportion of Linux users. I am not sure many people do have a Java plugin installed: I rarely see Java applets on the web any more, and thought it was mostly a server language these days