Researchers claim to have found more zero-day vulnerabilities in Java

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

A security research team that has alerted Oracle to a series of security flaws in Java in the past, says that it has uncovered new zero-day vulnerabilities in the software.

According to Polish firm update posted by Security Explorations, it has sent proof-of-concept code to Oracle’s security team – so they can investigate the issue.

The concern is that the flaws could be exploited to completely bypass Java’s security sandbox and infect computers in a similar fashion to the attacks which recently troubled the likes of Facebook, Apple and Microsoft.

In those cases, cybercriminals hacked legitimate websites and planted code which exploited Java vulnerabilities when developers visited using web browsers that had a vulnerable version of the Java plugin…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.

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