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  • Oracle’s Fix for the Zero-Day Java Flaw to be Available “Shortly”


    Oracle recently issued a statement in response to the discovery of a Java 7 flaw that prompted Apple to disable the software in OS X. In the statement, Oracle said that they are currently working on a fix and will release the patch soon. There was no specific timeline as to when the fix will be pushed out other than Oracle vaguely saying “a fix will be available shortly.”

    For those of you who don’t already know, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security said that Java’s most-recent vulnerability is being “attacked in the wild, and is reported to be incorporated into exploit kits.” For its part, Oracle noted in its statement that the flaw only affects the most up-to-date version of Java 7 and Java software designed to run in Internet browsers.

    Both Apple and Java have had a rough relationship over the past few years, including a move to drop the Java runtime from OS X 10.7 Lion’s default installation when the OS debuted in 2010. Another flaw in Oracle’s internet plugin was responsible for the most widespread malware ever when the “Flashback” Trojan reportedly affected roughly 600,000 OS X machines in April 2012. Apple’s continued efforts to wean away from Java in OS X led to the company’s final official in-house Java update issued in May 2012, at which point all responsibility for future updates was handed over to Oracle.

    We’ll have to wait and see how long it takes Oracle to update the current Java issue.

    Source: Reuters
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Oracle’s Fix for the Zero-Day Java Flaw to be Available “Shortly” started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 5 Comments
    1. Mrteacup's Avatar
      Mrteacup -
      Shortly? That's pathetic. They need to show they are taking this more serious and say there will be an immediate fix otherwise I'm ticked that they are taking this long. They are responsible for creating a flaw that puts computers at even more risk
    1. Umair1898's Avatar
      Umair1898 -
      Shortly is short enough.
      The fix is out already ! Maybe some will post it here too! One day, maybe!
      Source : cnet! Oracle website
    1. Scotty Manley Silberhorn's Avatar
      Scotty Manley Silberhorn -
      Well if you would've waited 4 hours then you wouldn't look like an idiot. I'm sure the 4 hours that you had known about this bug really disrupted your life.
    1. thevmax's Avatar
      thevmax -
      Quote Originally Posted by Mrteacup View Post
      Shortly? That's pathetic. They need to show they are taking this more serious and say there will be an immediate fix otherwise I'm ticked that they are taking this long. They are responsible for creating a flaw that puts computers at even more risk
      You need to take the initiative and disable java within any browsers you are using.
      It's a fairly simple task and if you are not familiar with it, just Google it.
      It only took me about one minute to disable Java in each of my browsers.
      Stop whining and start disabling.
    1. Mrteacup's Avatar
      Mrteacup -
      Quote Originally Posted by thevmax View Post
      You need to take the initiative and disable java within any browsers you are using.
      It's a fairly simple task and if you are not familiar with it, just Google it.
      It only took me about one minute to disable Java in each of my browsers.
      Stop whining and start disabling.
      I already have. However not everyone checks tech websites like us. They dont even know this problem exists. They aren't acknowledging how serious the flaw is.