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Subject:  Re: How to disable Java on a Linux machine? Date:  1/11/2013  3:23 PM
Author:  pleached Number:  6607 of 6700

Apparently the problem is with the browsers

Yup. The 0 Day ( which might actually be the return of an imperfectly fixed bug spotted last fall ) is a defect that defeats the sandbox in which applets are supposed to run.

So, no need to drop the hammer on java system wide ( and the things that use java, like open/libre office ).

For backstory on this or other vulns, or for timely updates, there are a handful of regularly updated sources. Wolfgang Kandek at Qualys, does a nice job of keeping pace in a way that makes it easy to filter out things that don't interest you ( @wkandek on twitter, or ).
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