Java Releases Security Updates

Last Updated: 01/14/2013

Security Notice Level

SEVERE

 

Oracle has released an update addressing Oracle Security Alert for CVE-2013-0422 for Java (the same vulnerability notification that was released by the IT Security Office on Friday, January 11, 2013). These vulnerabilities may be remotely exploitable without authentication (i.e., they may be exploited over a network without the need for a username and password). To be successfully exploited, an unsuspecting user running an affected release in a browser will need to visit a malicious web page that leverages these vulnerabilities.

**The update changes the way that Java is used by providing the user with a prompt requesting permission to allow Java to run before any unsigned Java applet or Java Web Start application is run.**

The IT Security Office advises applying the update as soon as possible. Be aware that updating Java has the ability to affect access to legitimate applications.

Affected Software:

Oracle Java JDK and JRE 7 Update 10 and earlier

Security bulletin names: 

Oracle Security Alert for CVE-2013-0422
Released: January 13, 2013

Release Notes:

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/alert-cve-2013-0422-1896849.html

 

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