Java Update 'Doesn't Prevent Silent Exploits At All'
Summary: Holes still exist in Oracle's Java software that could potentially leave machines open to remote execution of malicious code, according to a researcher.
An update for Java Standard Edition 7 (SE7) - which was supposed to fix a high-profile critical vulnerability that left machines susceptible to remote exploits - has failed to solve all the issues with the software, leaving the door open to further attacks.
The zero-day vulnerability, uncovered in January, was widely reported to have been exploited in the wild, leadingHomeland Security in the US to recommend disabling Java altogether. Following the bad press, Oracle quickly rolled out a fix for the issue in the form of Java SE7 Update 11.
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