Linked by David Adams on Tue 12th Jul 2011 19:08 UTC, submitted by HAL2001
Privacy, Security, Encryption ACROS Security has discovered a vulnerability in Sun Java, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system. The vulnerability is caused due to the application loading an executable file in an insecure manner when an out of memory condition occurs.
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RE[3]: Nice
by ebasconp on Tue 12th Jul 2011 22:42 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Nice"
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Could you please elaborate more on why do you think Java is so insecure for your mission critical computer?

Java, as any application, may have its security holes, but as someone told before, Java is just a process, same as your freecell.exe or your winword.exe and the capacity of damage it has is the same than the capacity of damage the user that launches it has.

So, if you run your Java apps as an administrator or as a user with elevated privileges, Java is not the problem, but you! ;)

But, I do not know, please elaborate more.

(if you do not consider Java to be a program (process, application, etc.)... then you are more dangerous for your computer than Java itself ;) )

Edited 2011-07-12 22:43 UTC

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