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Security Update: Oracle Releases Java 7 Software Update to Address Critical Vulnerability Currently Being Exploited

Status Type

Security Update

Date and Time

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - 09:19

Reason

Security Update

Impact

Java 7 on Windows Mac and Linux Users

WHAT HAPPENED?
 
Oracle released a Java 7 software update to address a high-risk vulnerability that is being widely exploited by the cybercriminal underground.
 
 
Advanced Users: For a complete description of the vulnerability and update, refer to Oracle Security Alert for CVE-2013-0422.
 
 
AFFECTED SYSTEMS:
 
Java 7 on:
 

  • Windows
  • Mac OS X
  • Linux

 
 
WHAT'S THE PROBLEM?
 
Java is a programming language that powers state-of-the-art programs including utilities, games, and business applications. Java runs on more than 850 million personal computers worldwide, and on billions of devices worldwide, including mobile and TV devices.
 
 
HOW DO I PROTECT MY COMPUTER?
 
Update your software
 
1.   If you have a computer support coordinator (CSC), no action on your part is required.
 
2.   If you do not have a CSC or they do not support your computer, you can obtain Update 7 for Java 7 at http://www.java.com/en/download/index.jsp.
 
 
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