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    Disable Java warning

    Yet another zero-day exploit

    Read all about it here:

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/08...block_exploit/
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    Thanks for the heads up. I've disabled Java and haven't found any sites I regularly go to that actually need it. I thought a couple of the financial/stock market chart and speed test pages I use did but it seems that they use Flash now.
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    I just have disabled Java on Firefox, but how can I disable it in IE 8 ?

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    I tried to disable Java in Control Panel and in IE8 Properties. No joy.
    I just had to uninstall it.
    By the way, there is a new version, Version 7 Update 6. Will it have the same vulnerability ?

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    Now, how are we going to find out when it is safe to install Java again ?

    (BTW: The forum is quite slow again)

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    Not very soon it seems.

    There are some zero-day vulnerabilities in Java that are already being exploited. However, these aren't new bugs: Oracle (NASDAQ:ORCL) has known about them since early April, and doesn't plan to fix them until October.
    http://blogs.computerworld.com/malwa...-oracle-itbwcw

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    Thanks for your answer, Train.

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    Thanks for your heads up Nick. I just simply deleted Java. It is (or has been) easy to install in the past.
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    Thanks for your links SpywareDr, they are very useful.

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    There is now an update from Java, version 7.0.70.
    http://java.com/en/download/manual.jsp
    I uninstalled the old and installed 7.0.70 and ran the test from ZScaler. It said I was still vulnerable.
    However, a day or so ago, before installing the new update I had disabled Java(tm) Plug-in SSV Helper and Java(tm) Plug-in 2 SSV Helper BHO's, and when I ran ZScaler it said I was still vulnerable.
    So I wonder how meaningful the ZScaler test is.
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    Oracle says version 7.0.70 is not vulnerable to the zero-day exploits, and testers agree.
    http://www.computerworld.com/s/artic...rchers_confirm

    I do not know why there is a small difference in version number, comparing the installed version in my Control Panel (7.0.70) versus Oracle's nomenclature "The full version string for this update release is 1.7.0_07-b10 ".
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    Only hours after Oracle released its latest Java 7 update to address active exploits, security researchers found yet another vulnerability that can be exploited to run arbitrary code on systems that have the runtime installed.

    http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-13727_7...t-java-update/

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    My understanding is versions 1.7.0_00-000 through 1.7.0_06-FFF are vulnerable to the 0-day exploit.

    And, according to this Zscaler page, the latest version, "1.7.0_07-000", (aka: "Version 7 Update 7", "7u7", "7.0.70", "Java SE 7 Update 07", "Java 7 Update 7"), is not vulnerable.

    Here's a screenshot:

    (Click it for a larger view)

    I do not know (yet) if 7u7 is vulnerable to some other "currently in the wild" vulnerability.
    Last edited by SpywareDr; September 1st, 2012 at 10:14 AM.

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