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    So I finally decide to remove java after this one...

    Researchers have discovered a Java flaw that would let hackers bypass critical security measures in all recent versions of the software. The flaw was announced today by Security Explorations, the same team that recently found a security flaw in Java SE 7 letting attackers take complete control of PCs. But this latest exploit affects Java SE 5, 6, and 7—the last eight years worth of Java software.

    [Above taken from arstechnica.com full story below]

    Yet another Java flaw allows “complete” bypass of security sandbox

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    Re: So I finally decide to remove java after this one...

    I believe that is/was the Oracle Java (the programming language, not the scripting language). The default Ubuntu install uses a different version that is not a problem.

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    Re: So I finally decide to remove java after this one...

    By default, Ubuntu uses OpenJDK 7 which is the open source reference implementation for Oracle Java 7. It typically lags just slightly behind Oracle Java 7.

    No. It's not immune, any more than it was immune to the last big hole. Everyone thought so, but Red Hat confirmed its research found OpenJDK to be equally vulnerable.

    You can't just say "I'm running Ubuntu so I'm safe."

    Create an apparmor profile for Java.

    This has gotten so bad I think I am going to get out of the OTN.

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    Re: So I finally decide to remove java after this one...

    Quote Originally Posted by QIII View Post

    Create an apparmor profile for Java.

    the OTN.
    I didn't know about that

    A link about it...

    One guy's AppArmor implementation for Java

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    Re: So I finally decide to remove java after this one...

    I'm glad that by default,
    Java is not installed.

    (rimes somewhat depending on pronunciation )
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    formerly 'known' as Euroman

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    Re: So I finally decide to remove java after this one...

    Another day, another critical Java exploit

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    Re: So I finally decide to remove java after this one...

    I use the open source java packages and I figure that no one has tried to take over my pc for all these years so I am not going to worry about it.

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    Re: So I finally decide to remove java after this one...

    People still use Java?

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    Re: So I finally decide to remove java after this one...

    Quote Originally Posted by exploder View Post
    I use the open source java packages and I figure that no one has tried to take over my pc for all these years so I am not going to worry about it.
    Same vulnerabilities, but take longer to patch

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    Re: So I finally decide to remove java after this one...

    meh, all software can have major security bugs, some more than others (i.e Adobe products).
    Do you folks like coffee?

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