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I upgraded to FF15 yesterday and always run the plug-in check right after an upgrade just to make sure.
I got 2 big red "disable" warnings from the plug-in checker:
.Java Deployment Toolkit 188.8.131.52
.Java(TM) Platform SE 7 U5
They both say to disable, vulnerable and no fix...
What is the issue and how will this affect Firefox?
I have never run into this before...
Thanks for the help.
Apparently, there's a security risk with the latest version or ?
ref; > http://www.javatester.org/
Version 6 is available > http://www.java.com/en/download/faq/java_6.xml
One report on the subject > http://www.tweaktown.com/news/25562/new ... index.html
& a thread here > viewtopic.php?f=37&t=2524757
Apparently, older versions are also vulnerable to risks still active, if I'm reading this correctly, which makes sense.
I can't run some of my major programs without Java, I'm assuming many people are in the same boat.
I also remember some of the applications I run kept reminding me to upgrade to 1.7. As an example, I use XMind for strategic business modelling and until I upgraded to 1.7, things wouldn't render properly, and that was about 2 months ago. That was a mess for a few days.
Oracle, a constant thorn, now both at work and home.
Anyway, what is the ideal solution until Oracle fixes this, in your estimation?
From what I've read, it maybe October when they fix this issue.
It would appear that version 1.6 is still "secure".....according to what I've read in the links.
Not according to CVE 2012-4681
https://blog.mozilla.org/security/2012/ ... erability/
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I should've said version 6.35
As of about 15 minutes ago, Oracle released version 7/update 7 of Java...
I have downloaded it and am now uninstalling older versions.
Given the constant barrage of exploits in Java, I'm recommending for users who don't need it to completely remove it from their systems. Hopefully website developers will continue the trend of abandoning this technology.
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