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Java exploit, embedded back door?

Report regarding malware use of Java Web Start

     

tangor

10:20 pm on Apr 11, 2010 (gmt 0)

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The bug in the Java Web Start component has been confirmed exploitable on all recent versions of Windows by Tavis Ormandy, a security researcher who prefers his employer not be named. Fellow researcher Ruben Santamarta of Spain-based security firm Wintercore, said a related flaw potentially affects Linux users as well.

Both researchers stressed the ease in which attackers can exploit the bug using a website that silently passes malicious commands to various Java components that jump-start applications in Internet Explorer, Firefox, and other browsers. Ormandy said he alerted Java handlers in Oracle's recently-acquired Sun division to the threat but "they informed me they do not consider this vulnerability to be of high enough priority to break their quarterly patch cycle."

As reported at The Register: [theregister.co.uk...]

I don't run Java... ie. it is not installed... but how many others out there are doing the same?
 

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