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Oracle patches 29 Java, OpenOffice vulnerabilities

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 14 Oct 2010 18:48 User comments (4)

Oracle patches 29 Java, OpenOffice vulnerabilities Oracle has issued Java and OpenOffice patches today, patching 29 vulnerabilities that would allow attackers to take control of exploited computers.
28 of the vulnerabilities "could be remotely exploitable without authentication (over a network without the need for a username and password)," says Oracle, via ZD.

The patches are available for users running Windows, Linux and Solaris. Mac users are also vulnerable, but security updates are not expected for another month.

Alarmingly, 15 of the vulnerabilities were given a 10.0 Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS-SIG) severity rating. The scale goes from 1 to 10.

Given the severity, Oracle says you should update your system "as soon as possible."

Check your system for updates here: http://java.com/en/download/installed.jsp

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4 user comments

115.10.2010 14:10

Like they are telling you something. All these fat cats are sitting around keeping their mouths shut knowing their systems are not secure.

217.10.2010 8:16

I had OpenOffice, but wasn't impressed with it.


Chance prepares the favored mind. Look up once in a while and you might learn something. - BLUEBOY

318.10.2010 5:01

DVDBack23, you might want to change the logo for this article to the Java logo. I almost missed the point of the article, which was to announce Java 6 Update 22 is now available for download. OpenOffice users are the minority here.

418.10.2010 8:06
wazzat
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Visited the site and it updated Java? Then offered the OO v321 but couldn't find patches. Installed 321 on my Wins7 partition. Does that make me safe? Or subject to becoming a botnet? Wins7 home does not run well on this Amd machine. Freezes, stalls. Had to purchase newer AV software when present was 3 months old. Media center stinks with Diamond 650 tv tuner. Doesn't recognize s-video or composite inputs. Have MS office 2003 but won't install that bloatware or maybe it's not compatible with Wins7. Barf.

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