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: Nice
by zztaz on Tue 12th Jul 2011 19:51 UTC in reply to "Nice"
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That's a pretty lame reason.

Yes, a flaw in the JVM is scary, just as flaws in kernels or popular libraries are.

The trade-off is that applications written in Java are less likely to have dangerous flaws than applications which execute directly, such as those written in C++.

As kernel and VM developers are much more likely to be aware of security than typical application programmers, I'll take that trade.

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