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Security experts are lukewarm on Oracle’s security plans for the Java browser plug-in, largely because they don’t address code innate to the platform’s security sandbox which has been bypassed in a number of attacks.
The latest Java update released Tuesday includes new prompts warning users of potentially malicious applets, in addition to patches for 42 vulnerabilities, all but three of which are remotely exploitable. Java 7 update 21 is part of Oracle’s scheduled Critical Patch Updates for the program and browser plug-in. Zero-day vulnerabilities discovered and exploited throughout the […]