Java security sandbox escape

Emergency Zero-Day Patch Does Not Quiet Calls to Disable Java

Oracle’s emergency Java update this weekend for a zero-day sandbox bypass vulnerability hasn’t exactly kicked off a love-fest for the company among security experts. Researchers are still cautious about recommending users re-enable the ubiquitous software, despite the availability of the fix for the latest zero-day to target the platform. 

Oracle Leaves Fix for Java SE Zero Day Until February Patch Update

Oracle will not patch a critical sandbox escape vulnerability in Java SE versions 5, 6 and 7 until its February Critical Patch Update, according to the researcher who discovered the flaw. Adam Gowdiak of Polish security firm Security Explorations told Threatpost via email that Oracle said it was deep into testing of another Java patch for the October CPU released yesterday and that it was too late to include the sandbox fix.

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