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Submission + - Oracle Releases February Java Security To Deal with Live Exploit (infoq.com)

An anonymous reader writes: Oracle has published a major security update for Java. The update was originally scheduled for February 19th, but was released a fortnight early on Friday because of "active exploitation 'in the wild' of one of the vulnerabilities affecting the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) in desktop browsers".

From the article
"According to the latest Oracle Risk Matrix, the update covers a total of 50 flaws: 49 of these can be remotely exploited — in other words just visiting a web page, for instance, might be enough to infect your computer; 26 carry the maximum Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) risk score of 10. Oracle hasn't said which of the remote code execution holes is the one that's actively being exploited but it is addressed with this patch."

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Oracle Releases February Java Security To Deal with Live Exploit

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